Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have developed a cysteinyl-binding assay to help them identify protein tyrosine phosphatases that are oxidized in vivo, according to a recent paper.
 
The assay uses the unique chemistry of the invariant catalytic Cys residue in labeling the PTP active site with biotinylated small molecules under mildly acidic conditions.
 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

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