Blood Cell Storage

Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies) has been awarded

The University of California of Oakland has received US Patent No. 8,162,555, "Printing pins having selective wettability and method of making same." Printing pins are described that have an exterior surface and an interior surface that defines a lumen or capillary tract.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded US Patent No. 8,148,511, "Methods and compositions for the detection and quantification of E. coli and Enterococcus."

The grants, awarded through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were disclosed last week by the IRS.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.