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22 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018 - 04 Apr 2018

Molecular Diagnostics

Image: Postmortem tissue sample from an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patient brain reveals AD pathology including amyloid-beta plaques and Tau tangles (Photo courtesy of Dr. Dale Bredesen).

Parent Age May Help Predict AD Biomarker Levels

Alzheimer disease (AD) develops during several decades and presymptomatic individuals might be the best candidates for clinical trials, but their identification is challenging because they have no symptoms. More...
14 Mar 2018
Image: The QX200 AutoDG automated droplet generator, part of the Bio-Rad QX200 PCR System (Photo courtesy of Compass Design).

Blood Test Predicts Patient Response to Chemotherapy

Early changes in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) level may provide early response prediction, but the impact of tumor heterogeneity is unknown. More...
14 Mar 2018
Image: The NucliSENS EasyMag is an automated platform specifically optimized for total nucleic acid extraction (Photo courtesy of bioMérieux).

Yellow Fever Virus Detected in Urine of Convalescent Patient

Yellow fever virus (YFV) is a member of the genus Flavivirus and causes yellow fever in humans, characterized by fever, prostration, and hepatic, renal, and myocardial complications that lead to death in 20% to 50% of cases. More...
13 Mar 2018
Image: Chromosomes with telomeres at their tips, in green. The intensity of the green signal is one indicator of telomere length, which is a measure of cellular “aging” and determines how many times a cell can divide (Photo courtesy of Professor George Daley, MD, PhD).

Telomere Length Test Influences Treatment Decisions

Telomeres protect the ends of DNA and they normally shorten with aging. They are made up of repetitive sequences of DNA, and normal telomeres have enough length to withstand the erosion that occurs over the normal lifespan of a cell. More...
13 Mar 2018
Image: The automated NanoString nCounter system provides a direct measurement of gene expression using a novel digital color-coded barcode technology (Photo courtesy of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center).

Elevated Mir-24-3p Plays Prognostic Role in Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women. In 2018 an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the USA, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Therefore, there is a need to identify novel prognostic and predictive markers of occult metastases to better individualize adjuvant systemic therapy. More...
12 Mar 2018
Image: A digitally colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus. Virus particles (colored blue) are 40 nanometers in diameter with an outer envelope and an inner dense core (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Sensitive ELISA Detects ZIKV Infection before Onset of Symptoms

A latest generation immunoassay for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection should help in guiding clinical management of mothers at risk for potential exposure to ZIKV and enable insights into the epidemiology of ZIKV infections. More...
12 Mar 2018
Image: An illustration of the novel method for transporting biospecimens, which eliminates the current method using cold-chain transport (Photo courtesy of Washington University).

Novel Method Introduced for Dry Storage of Biological Samples

A novel method for preserving biological samples collected for diagnostic testing at room temperature may one day eliminate the need for refrigeration, which is often not available in third-world settings. More...
12 Mar 2018

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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