oral cancer

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Under the terms of the deal, MDxHealth and QUT will evaluate and develop the test, which will evaluate abnormal DNA methylation changes.

By analyzing mutations in tumors from a broad swath of tobacco smoke-related cancer types, investigators identified more than two-dozen mutational signatures.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.

The firm's PCR-based products for HPV-associated cancers look at DNA methylation at specific genes and include several sample preparation kits.

The kit targets several mRNA biomarkers and is the first in a series of salivary diagnostic kits the firm plans to develop for early-stage disease diagnostics.

Researchers saw high recurrence risk in oropharyngeal carcinoma patients with human papillomavirus type 16 DNA in their spit samples both before and after treatment.

Researchers hope to advance the technology to support an assay to help personalize oral cancer treatment by avoiding the development of mucositis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canadian molecular diagnostics company Proteocyte Diagnostics today said that it closed a funding round that raised C$605,000 (US$554,000).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LED Medical Diagnostics this week announced an agreement to form a collaboration to develop and commercialize a progression-risk assessment test for oral cancer.

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In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.