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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Immunoassays and toxin tests for Clostridium difficile can be non-specific and insensitive, while culturing the bacteria requires special equipment, expertise, and has a slow turnaround time. Molecular tests of stool samples are the gold standard diagnostic for deadly Clostridium difficile infections, but are too costly for low-resource, point-of-care settings.

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In PLOS this week: features of tumor-infiltrating immune cells, regulatory effects of SNPs associated with prostate cancer risk, and more.

May
06
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.