Cancer & Disease Research
Video from AACC: Siemens Healthineers’ NAFLD test
Siemens Healthineers CMO Charles Cooper spoke to LabPulse.com (sister site of ScienceBoard.net) about the firm’s Enhanced Liver Fibrosis blood test and how it can be used to assess the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression and liver-related events. Read More
Bio-Rad develops antidaratumumab antibodies for drug monitoring
Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched a range of antidaratumumab antibodies that are specific for daratumumab (Darzalex) and inhibit the binding of the drug to its target, CD38. These highly specific and high-affinity recombinant antibodies are suitable for bioanalysis and drug monitoring of daratumumab and its biosimilars, according to the company. Read More
IsoPlexis uses proteomics to identify early factors of long COVID
IsoPlexis has published a study in Cell, led by the Institute for Systems Biology and the Seattle COVID Consortium, in which researchers used IsoPlexis' single-cell functional proteomics platform to identify factors that may predict sustained disease after COVID-19 infection, also known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) or long COVID. Read More
CHOP uses AI to find genetic causes of mental health disorders
Minority populations have been historically underrepresented in existing studies addressing how genetic variations may contribute to a variety of disorders. A new study from researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) addresses this lack of representation, showing that a deep learning model has promising accuracy when helping to diagnose a variety of common mental health disorders in African American patients. Read More
BD innovation highlights new flow cytometry tech
A new study conducted by Becton Dickinson (BD) in collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, which was published as the cover story of Science on January 20, profiles a BD innovation in flow cytometry that adds fluorescence imaging and image-based decisioning to sort individual cells at an exceptionally high speed. Read More
COVID-19-related sales remain strong for lab tool firms in 2021
Laboratory tool companies have been among the biggest beneficiaries of U.S. government COVID-19-related spending on coronavirus testing and vaccine R&D and manufacturing. COVID-19-related sales have propelled sales at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Danaher, and PerkinElmer, already three of the world's largest scientific instrument and reagent providers. Read More
The continued challenges of flavivirus serology
Flaviviruses are a genus of positive-sense RNA viruses, largely transmitted by mosquito and tick vectors that cause infections, including yellow fever, dengue, the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis, and tick-borne encephalitis. In fighting the emergence of flaviviruses, a well-established gap in our arsenal is the availability of accurate diagnostic data. Read More
Cancer Cell Map Initiative reveals protein interactions that drive cancer
A research group has mapped previously unknown interactions between proteins that drive cancer, thereby revealing potential new biomarkers and drug targets. The findings were published in a trio of papers in Science on October 1. Read More
Nanoscale sequencer detects 2 cancer-linked RNA base modifications simultaneously
Using a new nanoscale sequencer, a research group has sequenced a microRNA that is a marker for refractory gastrointestinal cancer. The novel method can detect two types of chemical base modifications simultaneously, according to a study published on September 29 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Nanopore sensor quickly detects infectious viruses
Scientists have designed a nanopore-based sensor that can detect the presence and infectiousness of a virus in a sample within minutes, according to a new study published in Science Advances on September 22. The new method successfully detected SARS-CoV-2, positioning it as a speedier, less fussy alternative to other tests. Read More
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