University of Southampton

Similar Survival

Lancet Oncology study finds that young BRCA-positive breast cancer patients have similar survival rates as non-carrier patients, the BBC reports.

Four SNPs at three sites in the genome showed potential associations with breast cancer outcomes in a GWAS meta-analysis involving more than 6,000 individuals. 

While point-of-care molecular testing of patients with respiratory illness wasn't associated with lower antibiotic use, patients tested had shorter drug courses.

The method offers a way for genome-wide arrays to be used in individual patients to uncover methylated sites associated with rare genomic imprinting disorders.

A multistage GWAS suggests inherited SNPs at four sites in the genome can contribute to the risk of developing myeloproliferative neoplasms.

SlipChip

New micro-device is inexpensive to manufacture and can run nucleic acid amplification at room temperature.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Protea Biosciences Group today said that it has signed an agreement to collaborate with the University of Southampton to identify biomarkers that may indicate a risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

LGC, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, has developed a panel of 24 scientifically-validated KASP genotyping assays that enables identification of human samples based on a genotyping profile, the partners said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Commission has provided €9 million ($11.9 million) to fund a multinational project that will use DNA sequencing to identify traits in certain plants that enable them to better withstand drought.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Research UK plans to use a new £10 million ($15.7 million) donation to fund the development of the Francis Crick Institute, a multi-partner research biomedical research center set to open in 2015.

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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.