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Invitrogen, Proxeon

Invitrogen this week launched iGene, a platform allowing researchers to search for experimental reagents by gene or protein. iGene is the latest member of Invitrogen’s online scientific resource collection which includes the iProtocol Online Library and   iPath Online Bioatlas.
The company also launched the Premo cameleon calcium sensor, a genetically encoded fluorescent protein-based sensor for detecting calcium levels in live cells for cell signaling studies. The sensor provides “ratiometric read-out at visual excitation wavelengths in the presence of calcium and interferes minimally with cell physiology,” Invitrogen said in a statement.

Proxeon this week released its ProteinCenter, version 1.1, a Web-based application that allows researchers to integrate experimental biology data with the contents of public protein databases. In a statement, the company said ProteinCenter facilitates the mining of proteomics data quickly, removes redundancy, and allows for the comparison of data sets and the instant biological overview of large data sets.

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.