The prostate health index (PHI) test from Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Brea, Calif, is a simple, multianalyte blood test that helps physicians distinguish prostate cancer from benign prostatic conditions in men aged 50 years or older. The test provides total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) results in the 4â€“10 ng/mL range, helping clinicians make more-informed biopsy decisions. The FDA-approved test may help to reduce the number of biopsies that are negative for prostate cancer.
Torrey Pines Scientific Inc, Carlsbad, Calif, has launched larger EchoTherm vibration-free benchtop chilling incubators that are specially suited for protein crystallography. The incubators have a 100 L capacity and can hold 66 assay plates without stacking. The incubators are Peltier-based for heating and chilling, and are suitable for performing protein crystallizations.
Luminex Corp, Austin, Tex, has received FDA clearance for the Aries Bordetella assay for direct detection and identification of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis nucleic acid in nasopharyngeal swab specimens obtained from individuals suspected of having a respiratory tract infection attributable to B. pertussis or B. parapertussis. This is the fourth assay the FDA has cleared since October 2015 for use on Luminex’s Aries systems.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".