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Molecular Staging Pockets $100K from Two SBIR Grants

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 - Molecular Staging today said it has won $100,000 in a pair SBIR grants from the US Department of Energy.

 

The grants will help MSI develop methods for microbial DNA amplification using its multiple displacement-amplification technology, and a biomarker chip for osteoarthritis. They were awarded by the DOE's Genomes to Life program, MSI said.

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Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.