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Emory University Licenses Thermo Electron's WorkCell Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron said today that the Molecular Libraries Screening Center at Emory University in Atlanta has purchased its HCS WorkCell cell-based analysis platform for screening small-molecule compounds against drug targets.
 
The platform should "more than double" the throughput of the university screening center's Chemistry-Biology Center for Drug Discovery, where it will be installed, Thermo said.
 
Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.