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Singulex has appointed Peter Heseltine as chief medical officer.

Heseltine is professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. Previously he was senior vice president and chief medical officer at Prometheus Laboratories. He also held executive positions at Beckman Coulter and Quest Diagnostics.


ProteoMedix has named Mark Emberton as a clinical advisor.

Emberton is director of the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at University College, London as well as a founding partner of London Urology Associates.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.