Adam covers proteomics and life science mass spectrometry for GenomeWeb.
The approach allows scientists to look at single amino acid variants linked to diseases like cancer and could aid the investigation of tumor heterogeneity.
The firm sees the Phenoptics system as a highly automated, high-throughput imaging platform that can be used to translate discoveries made on its CODEX device.
Called the SP-X Imaging and Analysis system, the benchtop platform combines Quanterix's high-sensitivity Simoa assays with higher levels of multiplexing.
New work has looked at how common HLA peptide splicing is, which has significance for immunotherapy and infectious disease research.
Developed by University of Texas researchers, the method is one of a small but growing number of efforts to develop single-molecule protein analysis techniques.
The approach could be particularly useful for harmonizing data from large multi-site efforts as proteomics experiments continue to grow in size and complexity.
The tool allows users to search for unexpected modifications and other phenomena that are difficult to identify using conventional mass spec search software.
The scientists developed a metabolomic panel capable of predicting BMI and identifying subsets of at-risk patients with apparently healthy BMIs.
A team from the EPFL has identified the chemical NTCB as a potential digestion reagent for middle-down work, though bioinformatic hurdles still remain.
The group's meeting this week evidenced the ongoing shift towards analyzing proteins in the context of specific isoforms, complexes, and cells.
Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.
DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.
As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.
In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.