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."

A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.