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03 Feb 2020 - 06 Feb 2020
01 Mar 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

Molecular Diagnostics

Image: Figure A shows the location of the lungs and airways in the body. Figure B shows a cross-section of a normal airway. Figure C shows a cross-section of an airway during asthma symptoms (Photo courtesy of [U.S.] National Institute of Health: National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute)

Mutation Present in Genome of Some Asthma Patients Is Responsible for Resistance to Glucocorticoid Treatment

 A genetic variant has been identified that causes depressed lung function among asthma patients and reduces their response to glucocorticoid treatment. More...
23 Jan 2020
Image: One year old boy with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (Photo courtesy of the University of Washington).

Neurodevelopmental Disorders Diagnosed with RNA-Sequencing

 Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a genetic disorder and people with this syndrome experience a range of physical, cognitive, and medical challenges ranging from mild to severe. The syndrome has a widely varied phenotype, meaning people with the syndrome have varied features and challenges. More...
23 Jan 2020
Image: Genome-wide association and Mendelian randomization analysis provide insights into the pathogenesis of heart failure (Photo courtesy of WebMD).

Genome-Wide Association Leads to Heart Failure Risk Loci

 Heart failure (HF) affects more than 30 million individuals worldwide and its prevalence is rising. HF-associated morbidity and mortality remain high despite therapeutic advances, with 5-year survival averaging around 50%. More...
23 Jan 2020
Image: Histological immunostaining showing expression of leucine‐rich repeat‐containing G protein–coupled receptor 6 (LGR6) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and normal esophageal tissues (NT) (Photo courtesy of Fujian Medical University).

Diagnostic Biomarker Found for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 Esophageal cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in the world, and its incidence ranks seventh among those of all malignant tumors. Esophageal cancer can be divided into two pathological types: squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma. More...
22 Jan 2020
Image: A smartphone camera is an important component of a new assay system for the detection of E. coli in urine samples (Photo courtesy of University of Bath)

Rapid UTI Test System Combines an Immunoassay with a Smartphone Camera

 A team of British bioengineers has combined a rapid microfluidic fluorescence sandwich immunoassay with a smartphone camera to form an assay system for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs). More...
22 Jan 2020
Image: PrimeStore Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) is the first molecular transport device designed to inactivate pathogens and stabilize both RNA and DNA for downstream molecular testing and characterization (Photo courtesy of Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics).

Mouth Swab Molecular Test for Tuberculosis Validated

 Clinical investigators are testing an approach being developed to diagnose tuberculosis using mouth swabs, which could become an alternate approach to sample collection methods currently used to do tuberculosis (TB) testing. More...
22 Jan 2020
Image: The Oncotype DX specimen and collection kit for the Breast Cancer Recurrence Score Assay (Photo courtesy of Genomic Health).

21-Gene Recurrence Score Helps Radiation Decision-Making

 A new study shows that a test that physicians commonly used to guide chemotherapy treatment for post-breast cancer surgery patients may also help them decide whether radiation therapy may be of benefit. More...
21 Jan 2020


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