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An international group of researchers aim to develop an approach that may be able to diagnose multiple conditions, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, sepsis, with one blood sample.
Eurobio Scientific will also develop new test kits for the T-COR 8, a real-time PCR thermocycler originally developed for the US Army.
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Biohub will help implement metagenomic sequencing for infectious disease projects in 10 countries.
The team is now conducting additional studies of mNGS in plasma, as well as looking to reduce turnaround time by running the test on a nanopore sequencer.
A few key loci appear to contribute to a lasting immune response following childhood immunizations against meningococcal bacteria, tetanus, or Haemophilus influenzae type B.
The assay is for detecting varicella-zoster virus in cerebrospinal fluid and can be used with the firm's Liaison MDx instrument.
An international team of researchers conducted a set of genome-wide association studies and other analyses using both human host and S. pneumoniae samples.
Despite a recent positive economic modeling study, the debate over appropriate use of the ME panel seems likely to continue until more outcomes studies are conducted.
The firms will jointly invest in establishing a joint venture company in China, and Autobio has also invested €10 million in Mobidiag.
The prospective, multi-site clinical trial will evaluate the clinical utility of unbiased sequencing for identifying pathogens in suspected CNS infections.
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.
The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.
In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.