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Cepheid's PCRplus advantage
How Is the Menu of Molecular Diagnostics Expanding After COVID-19?
Molecular testing has been launched into the stratosphere because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical laboratories around the world have invested billions of dollars not only in test kits for SARS-CoV-2, but in new instruments, staff, and other resources to support the enormous volume of testing required.
New Blood Test Could Spare Colon Cancer Patients from Unnecessary Chemotherapy
The results of this landmark study could also revolutionize the development of new drug targets.
Electro-chemical bandages could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for managing wound infections
In a recent study conducted in mice, novel hydrogen peroxide producing bandages with electrical/chemical properties (electro-chemical bandages or e-bandages), under the control of wearable voltage devices, reduced methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilm bacteria present in the wound by 99 percent after 2 days of treatment.
Nanopore Sequencing Quickly and Accurately Diagnoses Rare Genetic Disorders
This third-generation sequencing tool may simplify genetic sample processing and decrease analysis time.
Anorexia patients show notable reductions in three critical measures of the brain, study reveals
Eating disorders are often misunderstood as lifestyle choices gone awry or oversimplified as the unfortunate result of societal pressures. These misconceptions obscure the fact that eating disorders are serious and potentially fatal mental illnesses that can be treated effectively with early intervention.
Sanofi Canada furthers commitment to Canadians living with diabetes through mental health resources provided by MindBeacon
Providing online access to critical mental health support enables 360-degree approach to diabetes management beyond medication
Chemical synthesis, properties, and molecular modeling studies of spiro-indole compounds
Researchers synthesized and evaluated the antitumoral (against several cancer cell lines) and antiviral [against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)] properties of 3-spiro-indolin-2-ones.
Researchers Discover New Genetic Eye Disease
Genetic and clinical research reveals new type of macular dystrophy, a cause of central vision loss.
Clinical Laboratory Owners among 21 Defendants Indicted or Criminally Charged for COVID-19 Test Fraud and Other Schemes Totaling $214 Million
Healthcare fraud abuses erode the integrity and trust patients have with those in the healthcare industry.
The microbiome plays a vital role in a healthy diet
Recent research has validated the hallmarks of healthy dietary patterns, such as the inclusion of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, as well as the avoidance of processed foods. However, confusion and controversies persist. In fact, contemporary dietary recommendations barely account for the host gut-microbiome interactions with dietary patterns.
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