Cellular respiration, metabolomics and the search for illicit drug biomarkers in breath: Report from PittCon 2017
A Pittcon conference is always an interesting experience for all researchers, regardless of their particular scientific niche. For us, the practitioners of breath research, Pittcon provides a mixture of tangentially related topics that can help clarify certain technical approaches, or even suggest new directions. At the 2017 meeting, the two new breath-related fields, cellular respiration and breath metabolomics, attracted a great deal of attention from scientists that would perhaps not attend a purely breath-focused meeting such as the annual IABR summit. This is important for the continual growth of the breath research field, and also to monitor the pulse of broader scientific and technical trends.