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Royal Society of Chemistry report features comet assay

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) published an article about the Early Career Researcher meeting organized by the Analytical Biosciences Group.  The article, “From food fraud to forensics”, details information from the event held in March 2018 hosted by the Chemistry Department at the University of York. The full article can be accessed below.  

We were delighted to see that Comet Assay IV user Dr Blánaid White from Dublin City University, School of Chemical Sciences, was presenting some of her comet assay research. 

Quote from the RSC article:

"The first session began with the first of six keynote talks. Dr Blánaid White from Dublin City University described the benefits of the COMET assay as a means of investigating oxidative DNA damage at the cellular level. Using a modified version of the COMET assay her group have gone on to support industry partners in demonstrating the benefits of selenium–yeast formulations as feed additives – to not only prevent DNA damage but also promote DNA repair."

If you would like to know more about Dr Blánaid White’s research, please reference her recent publication: Selenium Source Impacts Protection of Porcine Jejunal Epithelial Cells from Cadmium-Induced DNA Damage, with Maximum Protection Exhibited with Yeast-Derived Selenium Compounds Lynch, S.J., Horgan, K.A., White, B. et al. Biol Trace Elem Res (2017) 176: 311.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) online article: From food fraud to forensics, Henry Day, 29 May 2018.