Wayne State University

Title: Method for enhancing current throughput in an electrochemical system.
Patent Number: 8,753,492
Filed: June 17, 2011

Stanford University of Palo Alto, Calif., 8,614,056, "Microfluidic method for measurement or detection involving cells or biomolecules." The patent relates to devices for detecting or determining the concentration of of biomolecules.

Ibis Biosciences (Abbott) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,242,254, "Compositions for use in identification of bacteria."
Rangarajan Sampath, Thomas Hall, David Ecker, and Lawrence Blyn are named as inventors on the patent.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Wayne State University will use funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct genetic studies of human fetal cells with the goal of developing a new diagnostic technology that could enable earlier fetal testing than current methods, the univer

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The method could enable lower-cost epidemiological studies of bacteria's role in infection in the genital tract, gastrointestinal tract, and even skin, according to the authors, who believe that diagnostic tests could eventually be developed based on the approach.

A Wayne State University researcher believes that genome instability could be causing the disorder.

The deal with WSU is the latest in a string of collaborations initiated by Arrayit to jumpstart the diagnostics subsidiary it founded earlier this year. Arrayit believes such a test could enable clinicians to screen for early-stage ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women.

Arrayit will use the biomarkers to develop and commercialize a microarray-based diagnostic test for early-stage ovarian cancer in women who are not yet symptomatic.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.