"CANHR researchers seek to understand how a subsistence diet either protects or prediposes Yup’ik people to disease. To do this we need to easily and accurately measure how much subsistence foods people eat. This project seeks to develop a new method to measure subsistence intake by matching natural isotopic signatures in blood or hair samples with those in foods. Isotopes could provide practical biomarkers of diet pattern that are quick, inexpensive to measure and don’t rely on memory and lengthy interviews."
Lab contains two of this instrument.
Specifies procedures for preparing samples for subsequent amino acid analysis.
Specifies preparation of blood samples for subsequent analysis
Protocol specifying methods to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens in samples
Specifies procedures for extracting keratin from human hair samples for subsequent stable isotope analysis
Specifies procedures for extraction of keratin from human nail samples for subsequent stable isotope analysis
Specifies procedures for preparing samples by steam equilibration for subsequent isotope analysis
"Data visualization and deep analytics for the desktop – software that now reaches out to users of Microsoft Excel, R and advanced data mining and modeling techniques."