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Laboratory Focus May 2013

Laboratory Focus is Canada's leading editorial-based lab publication. Providing readers with the latest technology updates through application and tech notes, as well as covering new products and trends in laboratories across Canada.

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2 May 2013 Laboratory Focus NEWS FINE BUBBLE STRUCTURE OF BREAD DOUGH VISUALIZED FOR THE FIRST TIME USING CLS SYNCHROTRON Baking the perfect loaf of bread is both a science and an art, so researchers are using Canada's only synchrotron to look at the way bubbles form in bread dough to understand what makes the perfect loaf and how gluten-free products might better resemble traditional bread. Researchers from the University of Manitoba (U of M) alongside scientists at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron used powerful X-rays on the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beamline to look carefully at the fine details of dough, marking the first time that scientists have been able to see the very small bubbles that form within bread dough during the mixing process. Filiz Koksel, a PhD student at the U of M, said that studying the makeup of the bubbles will help bakers create more consistent loaves of bread. Continued on page 3 PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Terri Pavelic STAFF WRITERS Shawn Lawrence Daniela Fisher INTERNS Steven Loung Laura Knox-Wallar CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Azadeh Namvar Keith Warriner Deepak M. Mistry Nehal Kothari Kassandra Oates NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Marcello Sukhdeo GRAPHIC DESIGNER Elena Pankova CONTROLLER John R. Jones MARKETING MANAGER Mary Malofy CIRCULATION DIRECTOR James Watson OFFICE: 24-4 Vata Court Aurora, ON L4G 4B6 Phone: 905-727-3875 Fax: 905-727-4428 E-mail: laboratory_focus@ SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES Fax: 905-727-4428 Laboratory Focus is published 6 times per year by Promotive Communications Inc. Legal Depository: National Library of Canada ISSN 40052410 Subscription rate in Canada $35/year; USA $60/year; other countries $100/year. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to circulation dept: 24-4 Vata Court Aurora, ON L4G 4B6 E-mail: If you would like to order hard copy or electronic reprints of articles, contact Sandra Service 905-727-3875 x228

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