Disease Areas

News and analysis on disease research and diagnostics.

Using omics and other data, researchers performed  network analyses that pointed to interactions between human herpesviruses and other Alzheimer's disease risk factors.

The European Commission recently awarded Cergentis a €1.2 million grant to support the development of its TLA technology for use in FFPE samples.

The project will focus on metabolic biomarkers that previous research has linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other common chronic diseases.

With the new clearance, DiaSorin's test can be run on genital swabs, and all cutaneous and mucocutaneous swab samples, as well as CSF samples.

Dana-Farber's MatchMiner adds structure to clinical trial data to automate the pairing of patient genomic profiles to specific cancer research.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.