Six microRNAs appeared to be present at enhanced levels in cerebrospinal fluid from symptom-free individuals with characteristic Huntington disease gene expansions.
Given the high yield of miRNA markers they were able to isolate, the researchers believe the approach could be commercialized for routine cancer testing.
Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.
The Singapore-based firm has established a US subsidiary and named distributors to sell its products across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
They demonstrated the applicability of the Simoa platform for nucleic acid detection, and miRNA detection in particular, as Quanterix prepares to launch a new system.
The developers said such a signature could help triage people exposed to radiation through war, a terrorist attack, or an industrial accident.
Researchers in the US and Ukraine built a microRNA-based classifier to categorize infants as affected or unaffected.
Researchers from Northwestern University uncovered five circulating microRNAs that differentiate patients with very high- and low-risk prostate cancer.
A team of German researchers identified the four-microRNA signature and said it might inform treatment decisions.
The company sees microRNAs as the ideal blood-based biomarker for diagnosing and monitoring a number of diseases at the point of care and in the developing world.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.
Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.