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Zymo Research Sample Collection Devices

Zymo Research has launched five new sample collection devices featuring the company's DNA/RNA Shield storage reagent, which preserves the integrity and expression profiles of samples including cells, tissues, blood, plasma, serum, saliva, urine, and feces at ambient temperatures for extended periods.

The new collection devices are: DNA/RNA Shield Swab Collection Tube, ideal for mouth, nose, throat, and environmental samples; DNA/RNA Shield Blood Collection Tube, ideal for gene expression analysis, miRNA analysis, and blood-borne pathogen detection; DNA/RNA Shield Fecal Collection Tube, which can be used for miRNA analysis, pathogen detection, gene expression, and microbiomic analysis; and DNA/RNA Shield Lysis Tubes for tissues and microbes.

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.