aptamers

Using genotype and blood plasma protein information for thousands of healthy individuals, researchers documented variants influencing plasma protein levels.

Base Pair provides custom aptamer discovery and development services, as well as a line of catalog aptamers.

Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia.

With the precision of PCR, the method could ultimately be used to build faster, simpler diagnostics.

SomaLogic Raises $10M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SomaLogic has raised $10 million in equity financing, the company said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

A team led by the Scripps Research Institute's Gerald Joyce is beginning its second year of an effort to develop a process analogous to quantitative PCR, in which the growth rate of a synthetic RNA molecule can be used as a quantitative measure of the initial concentration of a t

Proteomics diagnostics firm Somalogic reported data this week supporting the utility of its blood-based 13-protein panel for the detection of malignant mesothelioma.

By Adam Bonislawski
Somalogic last week published in PLoS One a study offering the first data on use of its aptamer-based Somascan platform in tissue samples.

The companies will partner on two clinical studies in dementia that combines Wavi's electroencephalogram-based biomarkers and SomaLogic's blood-based protein biomarkers.

Anticipating that NGS will become a key clinical tool in coming years, several proteomics firms and researchers are investigating it as a platform for protein biomarker detection assays that use nucleotides as capture agents, hoping to take advantage of the technology's precision and multiplexing ability.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.