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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.

Papers of Note for Feb 2009

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RNAi-Related Papers Published Feb. 2009

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 Financial Times reports the US bolstering its ability to track SARS-CoV-2 alterations.

The New York Times reports that Cedars-Sinai researchers have uncovered a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in Southern California.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pan-cancer atlas focus on miRNA biogenesis mutations, methylation analysis of pig skeletal muscles, and more.

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.