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Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

Based in Warsaw, Poland, the technology was inspired by "ultra-fast" PCR methods from the Wittwer group and Scope plans to launch tests for MRSA and C. diff.

While the news of the BARDA contract drove a surge in T2's stock price, it was last month's NTAP decision that has company officials and analysts encouraged.

The test detects 20 common viruses and bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections using the firm's high-throughput, automated MDx-3000 instrument.

Researchers identified Streptococcus pyogenes isolates from a lineage dubbed M1UK that are predicted to produce higher-than-usual levels of a scarlet fever-associated toxin.

The funding is being provided by the Flemish government's Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to support the three-year development project.

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.

Oct
23
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This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries.