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New Products: Sep 16, 2011


GE Healthcare launched this week its Amersham Hyperfilm Blue film for the detection of chemiluminescent signals in various blotting assays.

According to the company, the new film offers lower sensitivity than Amersham Hyperfilm, enabling researchers to produce faster qualitative results in Western, Southern, and Northern blots, reducing minimal exposure time to as little as one minute.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.