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Vanderbilt-led research team identifies protein "signatures" that drive colorectal cancer

Vanderbilt-led research team identifies protein "signatures" that drive colorectal cancer

A Vanderbilt University-led research team has identified protein "signatures" of genetic mutations that drive colorectal cancer, the nation's second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer. [More]
Study of cancer radiation therapy shows that DNA building blocks are susceptible to fragmentation

Study of cancer radiation therapy shows that DNA building blocks are susceptible to fragmentation

A new study relevant for cancer radiation therapy shows that DNA building blocks are susceptible to fragmentation. Scientists now have a better understanding of how short DNA strands decompose in microseconds [More]
Research shows promise to speed up drug discovery for deadly diseases

Research shows promise to speed up drug discovery for deadly diseases

Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and infections, such as tuberculosis and Staph infections, but recent research shows promise to speed up the drug discovery process. [More]

Study: Infant toenails reliable way to estimate arsenic exposure before birth

Infant toenails are a reliable way to estimate arsenic exposure before birth, a Dartmouth College study shows. The findings appear in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. A PDF of the study is available on request. [More]
CNIOA researchers update number of human genes to 19,000

CNIOA researchers update number of human genes to 19,000

How nutrients are metabolised and how neurons communicate in the brain are just some of the messages coded by the 3 billion letters that make up the human genome. [More]
Mass spectrometry-based tool successfully used in brain cancer surgery

Mass spectrometry-based tool successfully used in brain cancer surgery

A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study. [More]
Use of NMR in diagnostic research: an interview with Elaine Holmes, Imperial College

Use of NMR in diagnostic research: an interview with Elaine Holmes, Imperial College

The Phenome Center developed out of the Olympic drug testing facility, and we've adapted it so that we use NMR spectrometry, which we have three spectrometers, and mass spectrometry, to take blood and urine from hundreds and thousands of people and profile them to get a biochemical fingerprint of every person. [More]
Researchers develop new way to identify potential therapeutic targets for drug resistant melanoma

Researchers develop new way to identify potential therapeutic targets for drug resistant melanoma

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers developed a new way to identify possible therapeutic targets for patients with drug resistant melanoma. It involves using liquid chromatography-multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry to measure biomarkers or molecules in blood and tissue that indicates cancer is present. These measurements can help researchers determine if a patient is responding to treatment. [More]

Backpack-sized device can perform highly accurate and sensitive cocaine testing in 15 minutes

Testing for cocaine and other drugs usually involves two steps: a quick on-site prescreen, and then a more accurate confirmatory test at a distant laboratory. [More]
Bruker receives CFDA clearance to market IVD MALDI Biotyper System in China

Bruker receives CFDA clearance to market IVD MALDI Biotyper System in China

Bruker Corporation today announced that it has received clearance from the China Food and Drug Administration to market and sell its IVD MALDI Biotyper System as a medical device in China for the identification of microorganisms isolated from human specimens. [More]
AB SCIEX introduces TripleTOF 6600 system with SWATH Acquisition 2.0

AB SCIEX introduces TripleTOF 6600 system with SWATH Acquisition 2.0

AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today introduced the TripleTOF® 6600 system with SWATH™ Acquisition 2.0 - the company's revolutionary solution for quantitative proteomics. [More]
Excessive abuse of alcohol causes structural damage at molecular level to the brain

Excessive abuse of alcohol causes structural damage at molecular level to the brain

Joint research between the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Nottingham has identified, for the first time, the structural damage caused at a molecular level to the brain by the chronic excessive abuse of alcohol. [More]

Protein Metrics introduces top-down analysis as part of 2.0 release of Byonic proteomics search engine

Protein Metrics, Inc., a leading provider of software for rapid and thorough protein and peptide characterization, today announced the introduction of top-down analysis as part of the 2.0 release of its Byonic™ proteomics search engine. [More]

AB SCIEX launches MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems

AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced the launch of the MasterView™ Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP® mass spectrometry systems at the 5th Annual FERA/JIFSAN Symposium on Emerging Issues in Food, in York, UK. [More]
New targets could increase effectiveness and reduce side effects linked with breast cancer treatments

New targets could increase effectiveness and reduce side effects linked with breast cancer treatments

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found new targets for potential intervention in breast cancer. These new targets could eventually increase effectiveness and reduce the undesirable side effects associated with current treatments. [More]
Research may lead to new assay to better diagnose bladder cancer in both dogs and humans

Research may lead to new assay to better diagnose bladder cancer in both dogs and humans

Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma - the most common cause of bladder cancer - and may lead to a new assay which could better diagnose this disease in both dogs and humans. [More]
New targets found for potential intervention in breast cancer

New targets found for potential intervention in breast cancer

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have found new targets for potential intervention in breast cancer. These new targets could eventually increase effectiveness and reduce the undesirable side effects associated with current treatments. [More]
Device used in physics and chemistry reveals dynamics of pervasive pathogen

Device used in physics and chemistry reveals dynamics of pervasive pathogen

If you have it, you probably don't know it. Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is perhaps one of the biggest pathogens you've never heard of-big, both proportionately and epidemiologically. [More]
Urinary microbiota implicated in overactive bladder

Urinary microbiota implicated in overactive bladder

Contrary to popular belief, urine is not sterile and contains a range of microbiological organisms that vary in health and disease, US scientists have shown. [More]

Chinese FDA approves Waters ACQUITY UPLC TQD system as a medical device

Waters Corporation today announced that the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the registration of the ACQUITY UPLC TQD system for legal promotion and sale in China as a medical device for routine diagnostic applications and neonatal metabolites diseases screening. [More]