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We post commentary on all things metabolomics – from the latest publications to precision medicine. There are many exciting and growing metabolomics applications, so you never know what will inspire us to start writing.

Achieve Study Success with Metabolon’s New Sample Handling Kit: Designed with Experience

Mar 31, 2020, 8:32 AM
Laboratory research studies require a huge commitment of time, money and resources. To help ensure the investment pays off in the form of key insights, simple precautions such as good sample collection practices should be utilized.
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Metabolon reveals a new ally for drug research and development programs: Picking program winners and demonstrating their value

Dec 16, 2019, 12:23 PM
Today’s biopharma companies are faced with extreme competition to secure support from investors, approval from regulators and buy-in from payers. How can a company and its new molecule shine above the noise to overcome these challenges? Enter metabolomics, the study of metabolites, the small-molecule end products of metabolism collectively known as the metabolome.
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Metabolomics: A Key to Realizing the Power of ‘Big Data’

Sep 28, 2019, 5:30 AM
Big data initiatives to understand individual health, disease, and therapeutic responses are underway using a wide range of 'omics and clinical assessment tools across a variety of large cohorts in population health studies.
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There is Truth to the Adage “Get Your Beauty Rest”

Aug 6, 2019, 11:41 AM
The fountain of youth is what most people desire as they begin to notice faint lines of wisdom. Factors from a person’s biology or genetics to their environment and lifestyle, including sleep habits, alter metabolite levels affecting the health and appearance of skin. These mechanisms lead to the aging process long before we see the impact on our skin.
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ASMS 2016: Round Up of Metabolon’s Presentations

Jun 14, 2016, 7:47 PM
The 64th American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference (ASMS) took place last week in San Antonio, TX. This meeting is always an important one for us.
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R-E-L-A-X. Successful metabolomics studies are not that hard

Jan 28, 2016, 7:21 PM
I like football (the American version that is), and I also like metabolomics. So, not surprisingly, as I was contemplating writing about how doing a successful metabolomics study is not really that difficult, these two topics collided.
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Can Global Metabolonic Profiling be used as a Clinical Tool for Inborn Error of Metabolism Screening?

Sep 10, 2015, 8:56 PM
Global metabolomic profiling is a powerful tool for the discovery of diagnostic biomarkers. Recently, Metabolon has been involved with translational research to extend the application of metabolomics from population studies and biomarker discovery to individual patient testing (N-of-one studies) for the detection of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
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Biology’s “building inspector”

Jul 30, 2015, 9:01 PM
Continuing on the topic of my last post, I wanted to find an analogy that could paint a familiar, vivid picture of how metabolism relates to living systems and genetics and, therefore, why it’s an important research tool. The example a colleague and I came up with was that of a living organism being analogous to a house and the process by which they are constructed.
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