Researchers have developed a tool that could help to monitor the spread of infectious diseases. The newly developed blood test could provide information about whether and when an individual has been exposed to infection.
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Results of a new multi-institutional study led by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL, USA) indicate that a portable testing device clipped to a smartphone could detect pathogens in biological samples in minutes.
Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA) have developed a urine test that can identify proteins associated with lung cancer. It is hoped the nanoparticle-based test could reduce the quantity of false positives and improve early detection.
Researchers from Mologic Ltd (Bedford, UK) have announced the succesful validation of a COVID-19 diagnostic test by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), St Georges’ University (London, UK).
A joint study conducted by researchers from the University of the Ryukyus (Nishihara, Japan) and NEC Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) has identified a novel diagnostic biomarker for acute adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (MD, USA) have completed a proof-of-principle study with results indicating the potential for a urine test for prostate cancer. The study identified cancer-specific changes in urinary RNAs and metabolites.
Liquid biopsy to predict clinical response to immunotherapy in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer?
Results from research carried out at Perelman School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA) and the Abramson Cancer Center (PA, USA) suggest that a blood test could be used to predict the clinical response to immunotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer.
A large multicentric study has identified a new biomarker that could be used in the differential diagnosis of vascular dementia.
Researchers are presenting the details of a new blood-based assay that utilizes cell-free DNA to identify the methylation signals of gastrointestinal cancers at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, San Francisco, CA, USA, 23–25 January 2020.
Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive paper-based blood test that could diagnose Lyme disease soon after infection. The test exhibited high levels of specificity and sensitivity when tested on blood samples from 50 individuals with or without Lyme disease.