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Downloads and Upgrades: Reactome 44 and ACD/Spectrus DB


Reactome 44 is available here.

Topics with new or revised information include immune system, cell cycle, extracellular matrix organization, metabolism, signal transduction, transmembrane transport of small molecules, and disease. New pathway illustrations include apoptosis extrinsic pathway, and trafficking and processing of endosomal toll-like receptors.

Advanced Chemistry Development, a cheminformatics software developer, has launched ACD/Spectrus DB, the database at the core of its Spectrus integrated analytical and chemical knowledge management platform.

According to its developers, ACD/Spectrus DB gathers information from multiple analytical instruments and connects chemical structures, reactions, schema, related analytical data, and chemical information, among other features. Users can make customizations to their systems such as automated processing, interpretation, sample tracking, and visualization.

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The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.