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Bio-Rad: Aug 3, 2006

Bio-Rad unveiled its ProteOn XPR36 Interaction Array System, offering researchers parallel sample processing with up to 36 simultaneous interactions. The system, an SPR-phase imaging biosensor, uses image analysis to simultaneously track optical changes at different sites in an array with high sensitivity and without the need for molecular labeling, the company said.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.