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Waters this week introduced its new CORTECS UPLC columns, a line of 1.6 micron solid-core LC columns.

The columns are available in C18, C18+, and HILIC chemistries and in 30 different column configurations.


Kinexus has launched its new DrugKinet Knowledgebase, a database that contains 105,000 experimentally tested protein kinase-drug interactions.

The open-access database contains quantitative data on the effects of more than 800 chemical compounds on more than 400 protein kinases.


BD Biosciences has launched its BD LSRFortessa X-20 Cell Analyzer flow cytometer.

The analyzer can be configured with up to five lasers to detect up to 20 parameters simultaneously, the company said.


GE Healthcare has released its Biacore T200 Software v.2.0, a product intended to facilitate label-free screening of low molecular weight compounds and low abundance proteins using the company's Biacore T200 system.

The new software speeds the generation and interpretation of raw label-free interaction data, reducing the time required for screening and hit validation, the company said.


SAW Instruments this week released its SamX biosensor platform for the study of native membrane proteins and protein complexes.

The device is based on SAT's Surface Acoustic Wave technology, which detects analytes based on changes in high frequency acoustic oscillations.

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Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.