Lyme disease

The CDC says that the number of people in the US who have been infected with diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites have more than tripled in recent years.

Investigators retraced features contributing to Lyme disease spread by sequencing 146 Borrelia burgdorferi isolates collected in North America since the 1980s.

Researchers used mass spectrometry to identify unique biochemical markers that differentiate Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash Illness.

The firm remains on track to file for FDA clearance of its T2Bacteria panel, which its CEO called a "game changer" by mid-2017.

Crowdfunding will help move the targeted sequencing-based test through the development process in hopes of commercializing it.

The company said its product revenues rose during the fourth quarter thanks to an increase in T2Candida panel sales due to increased patient testing.

The funds, which the company said are part of a larger $9 million Series A round, will support the development of its test for early diagnosis of Lyme disease.

Stanford researchers showed that wearables could identify inflammation, insulin resistance, and the onset of infection.

T2 said it's in a strong position to achieve planned portfolio milestones over the next two years, including submitting its next test for FDA clearance next year.

The deal gives Oxford access to Imugen’s Lyme disease tests as well as PCR and immunoassay tests.

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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.