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Thermo Fisher Scientific Q Exactive HF-X Hybrid Quadrupole Orbitrap MS

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its Q Exactive HF-X Hybrid Quadrupole Orbitrap mass spectrometer. The new MS platform delivers mass analysis with two- to three-fold sensitivity improvements while delivering the same number of protein identifications in half the time required for previous models. It also provides up to eight times better signal-to-noise ratio for native, intact monoclonal antibody mass determination, glycoprofiling, and purity checks. For more on Thermo Fisher's new platform click here.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.