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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

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.