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By Adam Bonislawski
A Stanford University-led research team has identified plasma proteins linked to declines in neurogenesis and impaired learning and memory.

RBM acquired biomarker-related IP for Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system conditions.

Satoris will use a panel of 500 signaling proteins and antibody-based quantitative nitrocellulose filter membrane array technology to search for candidate biomarkers for the disease. In May, it launched its first commercial products, protein panels for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

According to Satoris, the 189-marker panel covers the "most physiologically relevant pathways and includes biomarkers known to be important in the major disease processes for drug development … [and] and thus provide researchers with critical biological information plus leads for further study."

President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.