George Washington University COVID-19 Severity Biomarker Candidates Revealed in RNA Sequencing Study The George Washington University-led study uncovered increased neutrophil activity and decreased T cell activity among patients with severe COVID-19. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for George Washington University Coronavirus PCR Test Use of the test, which detects viral nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens and bronchoalveolar lavage, is limited to George Washington University. Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Monitoring Childhood Brain Tumors Investigators developed a droplet digital PCR assay targeting driver mutations and found that changes in circulating DNA were correlated with response to radiation. George Washington University Team Wins $1.7M NCI Grant to Study Cancer-Causing Parasite The researchers are studying the molecular links between bile duct cancer and liver fluke infection, and testing a vaccine to protect against infection. True Bearing Readies RNA-Based Coronary Artery Disease Diagnostic for FDA Review, Launch Premium The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of the test as an LDT. Aug 29, 2018 Poultry-Adapted E. Coli Implicated in Subset of Urinary Tract Infections Sep 29, 2017 FDA, GWU Push Data Sharing With New 'BioCompute Object' Standard Jun 30, 2017 Prostate Cancers From African Americans Show Splice Variants Implicated in Tumor Invasiveness Jun 26, 2017 GWU Researcher Enlists NASA JPL to Standardize Cancer Genomics Terms Premium May 25, 2017 BRCA 1/2, COMT Variant Co-Occurrence Associated With Cancer Resistance Jul 10, 2015 GWU Team Aims to Build Gut Microbiome Analysis Service Premium Nov 18, 2014 Aperiomics Launches Commercial NGS-based Pathogen Detection Services Premium Jan 28, 2014 GWU, Collaborators Receive up to $14.6M DARPA Award for Research into Biological, Chemical Threats Mar 15, 2012 BioHelix Gets $300K Phase I SBIR to Enhance Isothermal Method with ZNA Tech for HIV Assay Premium Jun 16, 2011 GWU Researchers Awarded $500K by NCI to Develop Biomarkers for Bile Duct Cancer Sep 10, 2010 Protea Biosciences to Develop GWU's LAESI MS Technology for Research Laboratories Premium Sep 8, 2010 Protea Licenses Mass Spec Technology from GWU Jul 22, 2010 New GW Neuroscience Institute Plans Biomarker Core, Faculty Hires Jun 11, 2010 Recent Patents of Interest in Proteomics: Jun 11, 2010 Premium Feb 13, 2009 People in the News: Feb 13, 2009 Feb 5, 2009 Bill Against NIH Open-Access Policy Back in House Breaking News Imaging Mass Cytometry Discovers Tumor Microenvironment Features Predicting Lung Cancer Outcomes Metastatic Tumor Subtypes Found With Expression Profiling GenomeWeb Top 40 up 4 Percent in January, Following Broader Upswing LumiraDx Receives Notice From Nasdaq Over Missed Listing Requirement Sherlock Biosciences to Acquire Sense Biodetection The Scan Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals. Tumor Microenvironment Immune Score Provides Immunotherapy Response, Prognostic Insights Using multiple in situ analyses and RNA sequence data, researchers in eBioMedicine have developed a score associated with immunotherapy response or survival. CRISPR-Based Method for Finding Cancer-Associated Exosomal MicroRNAs in Blood A team from China presents in ACS Sensors a liposome-mediated membrane fusion strategy for detecting miRNAs carried in exosomes in the blood with a CRISPR-mediated reporter system. Drug Response Variants May Be Distinct in Somatic, Germline Samples Based on variants from across 21 drug response genes, researchers in The Pharmacogenomics Journal suspect that tumor-only DNA sequences may miss drug response clues found in the germline.