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Kettering Health Network hopes to cut costs by using Diatherix's PCR-based infectious disease tests.

Researchers from Wisconsin's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the University of Wisconsin have modified Becton Dickinson's GeneOhm StaphSR assay protocol in order to lower the cost of conducting active surveillance for MRSA.

Cepheid also recently inked sole-source agreements with two separate entities to conduct surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using its GeneXpert platform, company officials said last week.

In a paper appearing online today in Science, researchers reported that they have come up with a high-throughput sequencing-based approach for teasing apart relationships between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from around the world and within a single health care facility.

Researchers in the UK, led by Nigel Brenwald in the department of microbiology at Birmingham's City Hospital, recently looked into the feasibility of bringing a real time PCR-based MRSA test into the point-of-care setting in order to reduce the time to result.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.