biomarker detection

Penn bioinformaticians are testing REALGAR, an application to simplify searches of GWAS, WGS, RNA-seq, and other test results for wet-lab researchers.

The companies are seeking to register Biocartis' Idylla RAS biomarker tests with the FDA as companion diagnostics for Amgen's Vectibix.

The companies will use Ymir's urine extracellular vesicle technology and OHSU's Proteomics Shared Resource to develop biomarkers for hepatocellular carcinoma.

The firm hopes its newly launched DxWound will improve pathogen detection in skin and soft tissue infections by including anaerobic and fungal microbes in its reports.

The study is the first to demonstrate the design features and operational characteristics of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay.

Researchers used mass spectrometry to identify unique biochemical markers that differentiate Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash Illness.

The ThromboSeq test detected early-stage cancer with 81 percent accuracy and late-stage cancer with 88 percent accuracy.

Presenters highlighted early work that supports the push for a national, systematic effort to elucidate progression from precancerous states to clinical malignancy.

The company is in the beginning stages of product development, but is confident that it has a product that will be successful in the early diagnostics market. 

The researchers said the technique could be used to identify biomarkers specific to cancer or bacterial infection that are too small to detect by other methods. 

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.