blood testing

The partners will use a $5M NCI grant to add seven biomarkers to an EGFR electrochemical assay for non-small-cell lung-carcinoma.

A preliminary analysis based on high-resolution metabolomics pointed to three blood plasma metabolites with apparent ties to active, pulmonary tuberculosis.

The company said Q2 sales increased 11 percent on a currency-neutral basis, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics segments.

The company shared early evidence of the potential of its approach to improve newborn screening for immune disorders, and to offer new tools for other areas like HIV monitoring.

Using samples from obese women with hepatic steatosis, investigators uncovered ties between the condition, gut microbes, metabolites, and liver gene expression.

The team came up with an algorithm called bloodTyper for antigen-typing based on whole-genome sequences.

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A CBS News station in California reports on newborn heel-prick blood spot testing and later use of those samples.

Startup Seqster will offer its personal health records platform for donors to manage EHR, wearables, and genomic information through the blood bank's web portal.

With the help of electronic health record data, researchers searched for common variants linked to hundreds of diseases or clinical lab measurements.

The test is intended for use by blood collection facilities and is not approved for the individual diagnosis of Zika infection.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.