protein sequencing

The researchers identified proteins that the starfish emit when aggregating to reproduce, and could be used to create synthetic chemicals to help capture and eradicate the pest. 

Codexis has been using its CodeEvolver platform to engineer high-performance enzymes for next-generation sequencing and PCR for in vitro diagnostics.

Researchers plan to develop a device that supports nucleic acid sequencing and protein sequencing using plasmonic nanostructures.

A Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine team found that certain protein factors come together to form a central anchor, holding together loops of DNA.

According to the group, this edition of the project will focus on determining the limitations of various protein sequencing techniques -- in particular the sensitivity of various assays for obtaining or assigning sequences in N-terminal regions.

While Pittcon historically has been the venue of choice for debuting new proteomics tools, major vendors this year focused on applied markets, earlier instrument launches, and the newly cash-rich NIH.

The Umbrella Institute

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The Hunter Medical Research Institute was started to bring together biomedical and clinical scientists — and the results have been so positive that it has become a model for how to accomplish translational research.

At ABRF’s annual conference this week, its various research groups presented preliminary results from their studies. One study found that clinical labs had trouble detecting PSA using standard ELISAs, which to some degree was a validation of proteomics.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.