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Movers & Shakers: Mar 12, 2009


Advanced Proteome Therapeutics said this week that Kenneth Phillippe has become the firm’s CFO.

Phillippe replaces Alexander Krantz who had served as CFO since October 2006. Krantz will remain president, CEO and secretary of APT.

Phillipe has served as CFO of Exchequer Resource and CFO and secretary of Bold Ventures. He also held positions as director and officer of Urodynamix Technologies; CFO of Columbia Goldfields; and secretary, treasurer, CFO, and principal accounting officer of Amazon Goldsands and Constitution Mining.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.