Researchers at Merck Research Laboratories have found that a multiplexed Transfluor assay sold by Molecular Devices provides more detailed information than the firm’s fluorometric imaging plate reader, and is more predictive of a compound’s antagonistic activity at the level of receptor-ligand interaction, versus the FLIPR assay.
The researchers multiplexed the Transfluor assay with an immunofluorescence-based quantification of G protein-coupled receptor internalization to screen approximately 2,000 compounds.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.