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Movers & Shakers: Nov 5, 2010

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Denator this week announced it has appointed Marten Winge vice president for business development.

Previously, Winge was CEO of proteomics company Proxeon, which was purchased by Thermo Fisher Scientific in April.


Waters this week announced partnerships with several researchers as part of its new Centers of Innovation Program, which the company has launched in an effort to build collaborations with scientists working on UPLC-MS platforms.

The scientists include Jeremy Nicholson, professor and chair in biological chemistry, department of surgery and cancer, Imperial College; John Engen, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Northeastern University; James Scrivens, department of biological sciences, University of Warwick; and Julie Leary, department of molecular and cellular biology, University of California, Davis.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.