Proteome Sciences

The method combines stable isotope dimethyl labeling with DiLeu isobaric tagging and allows multiplexing of up to 24 samples in a single mass spec experiment.

The multiplexed proteomic approach could offer better sensitivity and accuracy than existing methods while working with a wider range of instrumentation.

The approach uses isobaric tagging to quantify proteins in single cells, and is one of the first to bring mass spec analysis to the single-cell level.

The company plans to use the money to speed its transition to a contract research business model, and to support its TMT reagents business.

The company hopes that looking at multiple species of the phosphorylated tau protein could allow for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of the disease.

The company, which has struggled to turn its broad proteomics expertise into steady profits, plans to focus more tightly on its pharma services business.

The firm is placing about 13.9 million new shares of its stock at 18 pence per share. 

The UK-based proteomics and lipidomics firm will offer solutions to help healthcare professionals utilizing protein expression data in patient care. 

Proteome Sciences this week lowered its full year 2014 guidance, citing delays in the timing of several contracts.

Proteome Sciences appointed Martin Diggle to its board as a non-executive director. Diggle is a director and partner at Vulpes Investment Management, where he manages the Vulpes Life Sciences Fund, which holds roughly 16 percent of Proteome Sciences’ ordinary shares.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.