Raman spectroscopy

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In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Using a self-similar chain-based device combined with Raman spectroscopy, they were able to detect the BRCA1 missense mutation M1775R at picomolar levels.

The Scottish firm's product pipeline includes an identification test for bacterial gastroenteritis and genes for Carbapenem resistance.

The British firm is launching its RenDx system and Fungiplex PCR-based assay for Candida and Aspergillus fungal infections.

JGI is interested in coupling the technique with microfluidics as an automated way of picking out metabolically active cells.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MRC Technology today announced a collaboration with Renishaw Diagnostics to identify and develop clinical diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

Verisante Technology this week announced several milestones in the development of its Raman spectroscopy-based cancer detection technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new center at its facility in Tewksbury, Mass., it announced today.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.