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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Plasmodium vivax parasite species behind most human malaria cases in Asia and Latin America can be traced back to Africa, where some ape species are still frequently afflicted with the parasite, according to a Nature Communications

A team led by researchers at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., has identified protein biomarkers that could help predict severity of flu infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, a UK-led group described the diverse mutation patterns it detected within and between tumors from 10 individuals with the kidney cancer clear cell

Clinical diagnostics and healthcare company Alere today announced the European launch of the Alere i platform and Influenza A & B test, a molecular assay designed to detect and differentiate those viruses in less than 15 minutes.

Enigma Diagnostics said this week that it has received CE IVD marking for its Enigma ML system and first assay, a combined molecular test for influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Meridian Bioscience today reported $44.8 million in preliminary revenue for its fiscal first quarter, marking a 1 percent decline from the year-ago period and falling short of consensus analyst estimates of $49 million.

Genomics tools provider Lucigen has developed an isothermal amplification polymerase ideally suited for use in loop-mediated isothermal amplification-based assays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the Centres for Disease Control in Taiwan have isolated and genetically characterized a type of bird flu virus from a 20-year-old woman tha

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Quidel's Molecular Influenza A+B and RSV+hMPV assays for use on Life Technologies' QuantStudio Dx real-time PCR instrument, the companies said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Duke University and elsewhere described a gene expression signature assay that's showing promis

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The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.