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Now There's No Excuse to Leave the Lab

A paper coming out of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows how a four-hour proteomics protocol can be chopped down to a few minutes. In the Journal of Proteome Research, the scientists led by Richard Smith showed that applying pressure-cycling technology to proteomic samples enhances enzymatic activity and shortens that step. "It should also allow more samples to be prepared simultaneously, also cutting down the time required," blogs Josh Hill at Think Gene.


The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.