News on mass spectrometry technology and applications in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.
International Team Develops New Method to Detect Protein Isoforms in the Human Proteome
The study identified more than 1 million peptides from 17,717 different protein groups from six human cell lines.
Immunopeptidomics Firm ImmuneSpec Secures €1.2M in Seed Funding
The firm will use the funds to commercialize its mass spec-based immunopeptidomics platform, which it plans to apply to vaccine and drug development.
The scientists believe this information could help unravel drug modes of action and potentially help doctors tailor treatments based on patient proteomic profiles.
Blood-Based 'Omics Signatures Reflect 'Biological' BMI, Metabolic Health
Features found in the blood offered a more refined look at obesity and related conditions, shifting more readily than body mass index in response to lifestyle changes.
Its developers have founded a company, Atavistik Bio, to commercialize the method, which has applications in drug development and basic research.