KTH Royal Institute of Technology

A team of Swedish researchers has received $3.3 million to develop a new nanotechnology platform for detecting blood-borne markers in lung and breast cancer.

The study found eight potential protein biomarkers differentially expressed in elderly Alzheimer's disease patients, and researchers are planning an expanded study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of European research institutions and private partners will use €5.3 million ($7.4 million) in funding to develop a microfluidics-based lab-on-a-chip device to identify and measure the concentration of circulating tumor cells in blood, one of the partners,

Name: Peter Nilsson
Title: Platform Director, Affinity Proteomics, SciLifeLab, Stockholm

While many countries are cutting back on funding for life science research, Sweden is not one of them, as the Northern European country's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt this week confirmed that his government intends to invest $320 million in life sciences over the next four ye

As part of the deal, KTH will also serve as a reference site for Arrayjet, and the two organizations will work together on publications and technology development.

When most people think of the array market, they might think of the whole-genome genotyping chips sold by firms like Affymetrix and Illumina. But for providers of array slides, printers, and scanners, the market increasingly is in protein chips, and business is good.

BioSilta said that the use of EnBase Flo will increase the efficiency of the secondary screening process by allowing the KTH researchers to scale down from a shake-flask culture format to a 96-well microtiter plate format.

The university is using the company’s EnBase technology in its proteomics studies.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.