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Bruker Unit to Launch EDS System at Pittcon Next Month

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Bruker AXS Microanalysis, a division of Bruker BioSciences, will launch its Quantax Quad energy-dispersive spectroscopy system during Pittcon next month, the company said today.


Pittcon will be held in Orlando, Fla., beginning on March 13.


The EDS system allows X-ray microanalysis on electron microscopes.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.