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Agilent this week introduced its Zorbax Rapid Resolution High Definition 300SB-C8 1.8 µm columns for liquid chromatography.

The columns are intended for use in UHPLC systems for a variety of protein assays, including protein identification and quantitation of post-translational modification. The columns are stable up to 1,200 bar and offer improvements in recovery, resolution, and scalability, the company said.


Definiens this week launched its new Quantitative Digital Pathology portfolio, which offers updated versions of Definiens Tissue Studio, Definiens Developer XD, and a new component, Definiens Image Miner.

The portfolio will enable the development of detailed phenotypic fingerprint and biomarker expression profiles on a cell-by-cell basis, the company said.

The Scan

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.

Analysis of Endogenous Parvoviral Elements Found Within Animal Genomes

Researchers at PLOS Biology have examined the coevolution of endogenous parvoviral elements and animal genomes to gain insight into using the viruses as gene therapy vectors.

Saliva Testing Can Reveal Mosaic CNVs Important in Intellectual Disability

An Australian team has compared the yield of chromosomal microarray testing of both blood and saliva samples for syndromic intellectual disability in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.