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Researchers in Germany are reporting an advance
toward development of technology that could make life easier for millions of
people allergic to plant pollen. It could underpin the first automated,
real-time systems for identifying specific kinds of allergy-inducing plant
pollen circulating in the air. Their study is in the current issue of ACS’
Analytical Chemistry, a
In the study, Janina Kneipp and colleagues explain
that current pollen counts and allergy warnings are based on visual
identification of the specific kind of pollen by examining pollen grains under a
microscope. That procedure takes time, making it impossible for
allergy-sufferers to know the kinds of pollen that are airborne on an
The researchers describe using a common laboratory
procedure to identify chemical structures in pollen grains that distinguish oak
and maple pollen, for instance, from maple and other kids. They obtained these
chemical “signatures” for 15 different kinds of tree pollen with the procedure,
termed Raman spectroscopy. The researchers say that it could provide the basis
for a real-time pollen detection and warning system to help allergy sufferers.
-- An American Chemical Society (ACS) News Release on December 17, 2008.
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