NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biotech start-up NanoSomix said this week that it plans to launch its exosome-based Alzheimer's assay this fall, targeting the product at academic and pharmaceutical researchers investigating the disease.

The assay isolates neuronal exosomes in patient blood and then measures their levels of the Alzheimer's biomarkers amyloid-β42 and phosphorylated tau protein. According to President and CEO John Osth, this approach lets the company measure patient biomarkers without needing to perform lumbar punctures to collect cerebrospinal fluid.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.