A vast reserve of proteins exists within tissues that have been fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin, but these proteins have been too difficult to extract for most large-scale proteomics experiments. Two new technologies have recently been developed, however, that could change the way proteomics researchers look at preserved tissues. The methods, from the University of Utah School of Medicine and the company Expression Pathology, enable proteins to be extracted and solubulized in a large-scale manner, and then identified by mass spectrometry.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

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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.