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Definiens Tissue Studio 4.3 and Developer XD 2.6

Definiens has launched the Tissue Studio 4.3 and Developer XD 2.6 software packages. The updated Tissue Studio software is the newest part of the company's image analysis solution for biomarker and morphological profiling in research and drug discover on tissue samples. The software provides separate analysis of multiple tissue section on a single slide, quantification of immune response, removal of tiling artifacts, and precise export of ISH measurements. The updated Developer XD is part of a flexible development environment designed to enable the creation of comprehensive automated image analysis solutions. It uses state-of-the-art algorithms and has improved integration with PerkinElmer Vectra and Mantra multispectral imaging systems.

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Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.