GPCR screening

The companies will use their respective technologies to discover novel modulators of G-protein coupled receptors and ion channel targets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to spend up to $5.5 million in the next fiscal year to fund research and a center to develop technologies to characterize the function of proteins, with the aim of expanding the number of known proteins in the human genome that m

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioFocus today said that it has signed an agreement to offer ChanTest's cell line library and Channel Panel profiling services.

Molecular Devices will also sell ChanTest's cell optimization services to Molecular Devices' customers worldwide using its PatchXpress 7000A, IonWorks Quattro, IonWorks Barracuda, and FLIPR Tetra systems.

The company's partnership with France's Functional Genomics Institute will use French government funding to develop new technology for identifying potential GPCR-related drugs.

The Australian company will use its GPCR-HIT platform to help Takeda Cambridge study potential drug candidate compounds.

The companies will co-promote BioTek's automated sample processor and multi-mode microplate reader with Enzo's calcium assay kit for monitoring intracellular calcium mobilization.

DiscoveRx will provide GSK with access to its beta-arresting parental cell lines, clones, and associated reagents.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.