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New Products: Rat CNS Biomarker Panel from NextGen Sciences

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NextGen Sciences this week launched its CSFassay-rat A.1.0 assay for the discovery and quantification in rats of protein biomarkers linked to central nervous system disorders including dementia and Parkinson's.

The assay uses multiple-reaction monitoring mass spectrometry to simultaneously measure 62 proteins in rat cerebrospinal fluid samples.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.