Satoris

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."

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.