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.

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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 US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.