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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

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.