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Lipomics Signs Obesity Research Agreement with Bayer

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Lipid metabolite research firm Lipomics Technologies said today that it has signed a research agreement with Bayer to study the effects of drug compounds on metabolism and analyze the lipid profiles of obesity.

Lipomics will use its TrueMass lipid analysis platform, along with its Lipomics Surveyor data visualization software and Insight software for pathway representation, in the collaboration.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.