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Qiagen QIAscout for Single-Cell Isolation

Qiagen has launched QIAscout, an instrument for isolation of of viable single cells from samples for downstream applications. It uses the company's technology including a high-density array with 12,000 microrafts that can be used to isolate and recover individual cells from a cell suspension. QIAscout works with standard inverted microscopes to reliably select and release isolated single cells. The instrument is the size of a handheld mobile device. In addition, the company has entered an exclusive commercialization partnership with Zeiss Microscopy to market the QIAscout as a convenient add-on feature to all of its inverted microscopes.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.