The Stanford Molecular Pathology Laboratory performs analyses on the nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) in submitted samples. Testing includes: diagnostic assays and carrier screening assays for inherited genetic disorders, as well as prenatal diagnostics. In addition, the laboratory performs assays for thrombophilia risk factors, solid tumors, and for acquired hematolymphoid disorders such as leukemias and lymphomas. Such disorders can also be followed over time, and after therapeutic intervention, to monitor the presence of minimal residual disease or recurrence of a malignancy. Depending on the assay, molecular diagnosis can be performed on blood, bone marrow, body fluids, and fresh, frozen, or paraffin embedded tissues.
In 1932 the academic Belle Lowe, then the professor of Food and Nutrition at Iowa State College , published a book titled Experimental Cookery: From The Chemical And Physical Standpoint which became a standard textbook for home economics courses across the United States. The book is an exhaustively researched look into the science of everyday cooking referencing hundreds of sources and including many experiments. At a length of over 600 pages with section titles such as "The Relation Of Cookery To Colloidal Chemistry", "Coagulation Of Proteins", "The Factors Affecting The Viscosity Of Cream And Ice Cream", " Syneresis ", "Hydrolysis Of Collagen" and "Changes In Cooked Meat And The Cooking Of Meat", the volume rivals or exceeds the scope of many other books on the subject, at a much earlier date.