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Definiens IO-Panel

Definiens now offers its Immuno-Oncology Panel (IO-Panel) as part of its "Insights" services portfolio. The IO-Panel is designed to enable pharmaceutical immuno-oncology researchers to advance tissue-biomarker-dependent drug development and speed up clinical research. It combines Definiens' digital image analysis capabilites, powered by Tissue-Phenomics technology, which quantifies relevant spatial relations of different immuno and tumor cells within the context of the complete tissue architecture and tumor heterogeneity, the company said.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.