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Agena releases MassARRAY 24-Well System for mass spectrometry-based genetic testing

Agena releases MassARRAY 24-Well System for mass spectrometry-based genetic testing

Agena Bioscience today released the MassARRAY 24-Well System for mass spectrometry-based genetic analysis, adding to its existing MassARRAY portfolio. The new 24-well format is tailored to smaller clinical testing laboratories requiring modest sample throughput, reduced initial hardware costs, and reduced time to result. [More]
Study suggests that antibiotics can induce potentially dangerous biofilm formation

Study suggests that antibiotics can induce potentially dangerous biofilm formation

Most people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego, La Jolla, reveal that the way we often think about antibiotics - as straightforward killing machines - needs to be revised. [More]
UT Arlington chemist receives NIH's Academic Research Enhancement Award for protein research

UT Arlington chemist receives NIH's Academic Research Enhancement Award for protein research

A University of Texas at Arlington bio-analytical chemist exploring proteins, their structures and functions by using cutting-edge analytical instrumentation called mass spectrometry has received an Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Saliva test holds promise to diagnose autism spectrum disorder in children

Saliva test holds promise to diagnose autism spectrum disorder in children

A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to researchers at Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. [More]
Clinical study to evaluate ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer

Clinical study to evaluate ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer

A clinical trial led by University of Leicester respiratory experts into a potentially ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer is set to get underway at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. [More]
Recipients of 2015 AACC and NACB Awards announced

Recipients of 2015 AACC and NACB Awards announced

AACC and its academy, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 AACC and NACB Awards, which honor laboratory medicine professionals worldwide for advancing the field of clinical laboratory testing. [More]
Study: Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can impair child's intellectual development

Study: Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can impair child's intellectual development

Pregnant women in Austria commonly suffer from an iodine deficiency. This may have a negative impact on the development of their unborn child's brain. These are the key findings of a joint study by the Endocrinology and Metabolism Unit at the University Department of Internal Medicine III together with the University Department of Gynaecology at the MedUni Vienna and AGES, which have now been published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [More]
Study leads to discovery of rare genetic disorder

Study leads to discovery of rare genetic disorder

Recently, a grassroots effort initiated by families and clinicians led to the discovery of a human genetic disorder with severe consequences that is linked to a mutation in the human NGLY1 gene. In a big step towards understanding the effects of this mutation, research by scientists at the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center in Japan implicates the enzyme ENGase as the factor responsible for deficient protein degradation that occurs in the absence of mouse Ngly1 gene expression. [More]
Iron accumulation in human tissues may contribute to the aging process

Iron accumulation in human tissues may contribute to the aging process

It's been known for decades that some metals, including iron, accumulate in human tissues during aging and that toxic levels of iron have been linked to neurologic diseases, such as Parkinson's. Common belief has held that iron accumulation happens as a result of the aging process. [More]
CNIO researchers identify new mechanism that influences differentiation of keratinocytes

CNIO researchers identify new mechanism that influences differentiation of keratinocytes

The formation of human skin involves a cascade of biochemical signals, which are not well understood. However, they are very important since their failure may cause diseases, such as Atopic Dermatitis and skin cancers, which affect more than 25% of the human population. [More]

Preventing gas chromatography (GC) leaks

Leaks at gas chromatography (GC) column connections are a common source of frustration and wasted time in laboratories. Time is often spent manually tightening connections between columns using a handheld tool – time which could otherwise be spent analyzing results or running more investigations. Preventing GC leaks has become a priority for researchers looking to save time and money while achieving high quality results. [More]
Researchers map B cell response to non-gluten proteins of wheat in celiac disease

Researchers map B cell response to non-gluten proteins of wheat in celiac disease

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that, in addition to gluten, the immune systems of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat. The results were reported online in the Journal of Proteome Research. [More]
Researchers develop new method to track movement of carcinogenic PAHs in the human body

Researchers develop new method to track movement of carcinogenic PAHs in the human body

Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and eliminated. [More]
Real-time surgical guidance study to evaluate TriVersa NanoMate with LESA capability from Advion

Real-time surgical guidance study to evaluate TriVersa NanoMate with LESA capability from Advion

Advion, Inc. announces that is its TriVersa NanoMate with liquid extraction surface analysis (LESA) capability will be evaluated as part of a study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. [More]
Antibiotic for infections comes from good bacteria found in turkeys

Antibiotic for infections comes from good bacteria found in turkeys

While the turkey you eat on Thursday will bring your stomach happiness and could probably kick-start an afternoon nap, it may also save your life one day. [More]
Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry for life science research analysis announced by Bruker

Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry for life science research analysis announced by Bruker

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) announced today, the evolution of their maXis™ line of ultrahigh-resolution quadrupole time-of-flight (UHR-qTOF) mass spectrometers, bringing industry-leading resolution and mass accuracy to the liquid chromatography, time-of-flight MS market space. [More]
AB SCIEX introduces DiscoveryQuant 3.0 Software for high throughput pharmaceutical laboratories

AB SCIEX introduces DiscoveryQuant 3.0 Software for high throughput pharmaceutical laboratories

AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today introduced DiscoveryQuant 3.0 Software, a new version of its proven ADME software that enables scientists to significantly reduce LC/MS method development and optimization time for high throughput drug discovery (ADME) laboratories focusing on both small molecules and biotherapeutics. [More]
Scientists identify potent inhibitors to combat common obesity gene

Scientists identify potent inhibitors to combat common obesity gene

Individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity may soon have a therapeutic solution to combat their condition. A research team led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target FTO, the common fat mass and obesity-associated gene. [More]
Identifying infections rapidly: an interview with Dr. David J. Ecker

Identifying infections rapidly: an interview with Dr. David J. Ecker

Current methods for diagnosing infectious diseases are based on the 150-year-old culture method, where physicians collect a sample of a patient’s tissue, such as blood, mucus or urine, and transfer it onto media bottle to allow the pathogens to grow. [More]
Proteins linked to severe forms of ALS are less stable, suggests new study

Proteins linked to severe forms of ALS are less stable, suggests new study

A new study by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other institutions suggests a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. [More]