interleukin cytokines

The company plans to develop tests for prostate cancer risk assessment, prostate cancer screening, and breast cancer screening.

An international research team studied how genetic factors control immune cell response to pathogens in healthy individuals. 

Researchers hope to advance the technology to support an assay to help personalize oral cancer treatment by avoiding the development of mucositis.

The team showed the approach could successfully monitor cytokines in infants after heart surgery, and is involved now in a larger clinical study expanding this research. 

This article has been updated from an earlier version with additional comments from Eliot Lurier.
By Turna Ray

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.