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Molecular Diagnostics

Image: Artist’s conception of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Photo courtesy of www.123rf.com)

Improved ALS Blood Test Requires Less Stringent Storage and Work Conditions

Improvements to the method for isolating extracellular vesicles from the blood of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients have yielded a more robust test for detection of the disorder that may be used under routine laboratory conditions. More...
05 Sep 2022
Image: Extracellular vesicles (Photo courtesy of The [U.S.] National Institutes of Health)

EV-based Liquid Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Early-Stage Liver Cancer

An extracellular vesicle-based liquid biopsy method was shown to be a promising approach for the diagnosis of early-stage liver cancer. More...
03 Sep 2022
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Image: Genomadix Cube is a fast, accurate, and portable molecular analyzer that uses the same PCR technology as a full service lab (Photo courtesy of Genomadix)

Fast, Accurate and Portable Molecular Analyzer to Revolutionize Diagnostics

Traditional lab-based tests can take days to weeks for results. Now, a fast, accurate, and portable DNA analyzer goes from sample to result in approximately an hour and delivers quality results outside of a lab. More...
03 Sep 2022
Image: CT 3D surface rendering of the lungs and heart from a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension (Photo courtesy of NIH)

First-of-Its-Kind Blood Test Evaluates Severity and Predicts Survivability in Rare Lung Disease

A novel blood test can easily evaluate disease severity and predict survivability in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, life-threatening condition that causes unexplained high blood pressure in the lungs. More...
02 Sep 2022
Image: Scientists have unlocked potential for a small cell lung cancer blood test (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

New Sensitive Blood Test Detects, Characterizes and Monitors Small Cell Lung Cancer

Doctors could one day diagnose and characterize early stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) using a simple blood test based on a new method to analyze blood samples and pick up specific DNA modifications called methylation that change early on in the growth of cancers.. More...
02 Sep 2022
Image: Digital LightCycler is designed to take dPCR to the next level for clinical applications (Photo courtesy of Roche)

Roche Launches Next-Generation Digital PCR System

Roche Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland) has launched its first digital polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system, the Digital LightCycler System that detects disease and is designed to accurately quantify trace amounts of specific DNA and RNA targets not typically detectable by conventional PCR methods. More...
02 Sep 2022
Image: The test involves placing a saliva sample into a small tube received by mail and sending it back in a postage paid envelope (Photo courtesy of Monash University)

World-First Preventative DNA Screening for Cancer and Heart Disease Risk

A world-first DNA screening study will provide young Australians with access to a free DNA saliva test in order to learn whether they face increased risk of some cancers and heart disease, which can be prevented or treated early if detected. More...
02 Sep 2022

Genetic Testing channel of LabMedica brings the latest in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and epigenetics, and methods from PCR to FISH, and more.
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