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Third Wave Shares Sink 15 Percent After Second Analyst Downgrades Stock

NEW YORK, March 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Third Wave Technologies were down 15.08 percent, or $1.03, $5.80, in mid-morning trading after Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" from "Outperform."

 

The downgrade comes on the heels of a Feb. 23 downgrade from Cairns & Company, which demoted Third Wave stock to "Average" from "Above Average" following the company's disappointing fourth-quarter 2004 financial results.

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.