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Chemicon International of Temecula, Calif., has launched its ATA100 Advanced Tissue Arrayer. The instrument, built in collaboration with Advanced EDM Automation, is designed to build custom tissue microarrays from paraffin blocks containing multiple tissue samples. It contains a microscope, an illuminated reference slide stage, a donor and a recipient block station.

Statistics company Insightful of Seattle has released Insightful ArrayAnalyzer, a microarray data analysis tool. Based on S-PLUS and StatServer, ArrayAnalyzer uses a mapped workflow interface that guides the user through the analysis process, including data uploading, normalization, differential expression testing, and annotation. It is compatible both with Affymetrix and cDNA arrays and takes advantage of S-PLUS’s Web Graphlets to show tabular and graphical summaries of differentially expressed genes.

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.