University of Liverpool Study Identifies Loci Associated With Alcohol Consumption, Explores Links to Other Conditions A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer. University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Win $4.5M Antimicrobial Resistance Grant The funding will be used to purchase research equipment supporting the development of a personalized approach to infectious disease treatment. UK Study Suggests Need for Faster Viral Meningitis Diagnosis Premium The observational study showed delays to diagnosis reduced the chances of identifying pathogens and generally led to poorer outcomes. University of Liverpool, Fast Track Diagnostics Collaborate in £1.6M Meningitis Test Project The university's researchers have developed a laboratory test that measures the body's response to infection in the blood, and can distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis. Genomic Analysis Uncovers Three Salmonella Enteritidis Lineages Different clades of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis are behind the self-limiting and invasive diseases the bacterium causes in different parts of the world. Feb 9, 2016 Immunovia Partners With Mount Sinai to Validate Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test Dec 10, 2015 Epigenomic Map of Wheat Shows Conservation, Variation of Methylation Among Subgenomes Sep 25, 2014 U. of Liverpool Awarded $33.5M to Build Personalized Medicine Incubator Space Sep 4, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Sep 4, 2014 Feb 3, 2014 Avacta, University of Liverpool Partner on Integrated Microarray, Mass Spec Tools Oct 6, 2011 UK Study Finds DNA qPCR-Immuno Combo Assay Superior for Diagnosing Cancer-Causing HPV Strain Premium Jul 12, 2011 Q&A: U of Liverpool's Andrew Cossins Discusses Using Arrays, RNA-Seq to Study Exotic Species Premium May 17, 2011 Study Explores Genetics of Sleeping Sickness Susceptibility in African Cattle Mar 23, 2011 NEJM Studies Find New Carbamazepine Response Marker, Support Value of Genotyping in Han Chinese Premium Feb 2, 2011 iSAEC Using HMO Research Network's EMRs to Recruit Patients for PGx Studies Premium Sep 30, 2010 SAEC Names New Partners, Launches Stage II Sep 9, 2010 SAEC Partners with Liverpool, Newcastle Universities on PGx Oct 19, 2009 Horizon, Univ. of Liverpool to Collaborate on Cancer Biomarkers Feb 19, 2009 Genetics Improves Some Warfarin Dosing; Clinical Trials Next Feb 17, 2009 Short Reads: Feb 17, 2009 Premium Breaking News 23andMe Stock Soars 22 Percent on Closing of Merger With VG Acquisition Corp IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Saga Diagnostics, University College London Cancer Institute Widen Cancer Collaboration New ALS Risk Gene Suggests Role for Apoptosis Weill Cornell Medicine Launches $1.5B Program to Advance Medical Research The Scan Not as High as Hoped The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Finding Freshwater DNA A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports. Rise in Payments Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws. Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.