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Molecular Diagnostics

Image: The Quantiflour dsDNA system for sensitive quantitation of double-stranded DNA in solution (Photo courtesy of Promega).

Bacterial Composition Linked to Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (after skin cancer) in the USA, where one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetimes. Bacteria that live in the body is known as the microbiome, and influence many diseases. More...
19 Oct 2017
Image: A diagram of the preeclampsia placenta compared to a normal placenta (Photo courtesy of the University of Dundee).

Preeclampsia Triggered By Gene Activity

Preeclampsia affects around 4% of all pregnancies and its main symptoms are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. If these symptoms reach dangerous levels, delivery must be induced prematurely. More...
19 Oct 2017
ELITech Group
Image: The structure of the TOP2A protein (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Gene Pair Distinguishes Forms of Prostate Cancer

Cancer researchers have identified a biomarker comprising a pair of genes that distinguishes between indolent and aggressive prostate cancers. More...
16 Oct 2017
Image: The microfluidic device SlipChip is designed to compartmentalize single molecules (Photo courtesy of SlipChip / CalTech).

Rapid Method Determines Antibiotic Susceptibility

A novel micro-fluidic device used a sensitive digital real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLAMP) assay to rapidly determine bacterial antibiotic susceptibility. More...
16 Oct 2017
Image: Clinical uses of Warfarin, a drug that is used for the treatment of existing blood clots and to prevent new blood clots formation inside the body (Photo courtesy of Dr. Manish Goyal).

Genetic Testing Determines Safest Dose of Blood Thinner

Warfarin, commonly known as Coumadin, is frequently used to prevent a life-threatening blood clot. It is often prescribed to people having hip or knee replacement surgery, as well as to individuals with certain heart conditions that leave them vulnerable to a stroke. More...
12 Oct 2017
Image: The EbolaCheck device for the diagnosis of Ebola virus (Photo courtesy of Westminster University).

Rapid Screening Test Developed for Ebola Virus

During the Ebola outbreak in Africa in 2014, patients tested for the disease had to provide a blood sample for testing in a specialist laboratories by highly trained staff. There are only a few of these facilities in the world. More...
12 Oct 2017
Image: Digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a blue-colored, human white blood cell (WBC) known specifically as a neutrophil, interacting with two pink-colored, rod-shaped, multidrug-resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Technology Diagnoses Pneumonia Caused by Undetected Pathogens

A novel next-generation sequencing (NGS) test for respiratory infections has been launched. The test provides a new solution for thousands of physicians who currently experience difficulty in diagnosing and treating patients with pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. More...
11 Oct 2017

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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