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The company will use the microkinetic test to measure apoptosis and draft a therapeutic profile for chemotherapy.

The companies collaborated to offer a screening method using their microplate and cell-based assay tools.

Having site-specifically labeled human annexin V, the two companies are now developing an imaging biomarker to evaluate responses to anti-inflammatory and oncology therapies.

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Genentech developed Unison to reduce the amount of time researchers spent on data preparation prior to bioinformatics analysis. Recognizing that many scientists outside the company are grappling with the same issues, they decided to release the system under the open-source Academic Free License.

The initiative, which began in 2005, now has 37 members.

As part of the arrangement, Columbia and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln signed an inter-institutional agreement that makes Columbia the lead on patent prosecution and negotiations, but gives both universities and their faculty inventors an undisclosed equity stake in the company.

Taking vitamin E, selenium, or both for several weeks before having a prostatectomy can alter gene expression in prostate cancer biopsy samples.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.