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Mayo Medical Laboratories said this week that it has begun offering mass spec-based serum thyroglobulin testing using SISCAPA technology.

Mayo has licensed the SISCAPA technology from SISCAPA Assay Technologies, which it uses to measure the thyroid cancer tumor marker Tg in cases where autoantibody interference make standard immunoassays ineffective.


Thermo Fisher said this week that its new version 1.12 Thermo Scientific Dionex Instrument Integration for Empower software allows for use of Thermo Scientific Dionex Corona Veo charged aerosol detectors and Thermo Scientific Dionex UltiMate 3000 ECD-3000RS electrochemical detectors with Waters' Empower Chromatography Data System.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.