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AnaSpec last week launched a line of labeled amyloid peptides. Labeling options include biotin and a full spectrum of fluorescent dyes, from FAM and TAMRA to the company’s proprietary HiLyte Fluor dyes. This week also, it introduced its SensoLyte Generic MMP Assay Kit for the continuous spectrophotometric assay of MMP activity and the high-throughput screening of MMP inducers and inhibitors.
 

 
Syngene introduced GeneSnap Version 7.02, its new image acquisition software, this week. The upgrade is available to GeneSnap customers and has three new features to help users of Syngene imaging systems rapidly produce focused gel or blot images: effective pixels; focus indicator bar; and auto focus configuration settings.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.