Researchers at Stanford University have attached proteins to gold nanoparticles to develop a color-coded test for observing protein folding. When the protein attached to gold is folded in solution, the solution is red; when the protein is unfolded, the solution is blue.

The new color test does not reveal anything new about the chemistry of protein folding, the scientists said, but it presents a novel, cheap, and simple way of observing the process.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jul
12
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will discuss a project that is analyzing the “Human Brainome” – genome, transcriptome, proteome, and phenome interaction data -- to gain insights into Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.