Mass Spec

News on mass spectrometry technology and applications in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The approach could be particularly useful for harmonizing data from large multi-site efforts as proteomics experiments continue to grow in size and complexity.

A preliminary analysis based on high-resolution metabolomics pointed to three blood plasma metabolites with apparent ties to active, pulmonary tuberculosis.

The tool allows users to search for unexpected modifications and other phenomena that are difficult to identify using conventional mass spec search software.

The scientists developed a metabolomic panel capable of predicting BMI and identifying subsets of at-risk patients with apparently healthy BMIs.

A team from the EPFL has identified the chemical NTCB as a potential digestion reagent for middle-down work, though bioinformatic hurdles still remain.

Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.