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New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

RNA test diagnoses Lassa and Marburg hemorrhagic viruses before symptoms show.

A new United States Army contracted study has found it is possible to distinguish between different hemorrhagic fevers, including Marburg (Ebola cousin) and Lassa before the person becomes symptomatic. The embargoed … Continue Reading RNA test diagnoses Lassa and Marburg hemorrhagic viruses before symptoms show.

Multiple new molecular biomarkers identified for lung cancer in large-scale study.

Analysis of 607 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) lung tumours and neuroendocrine tumours (NET) identified common molecular markers among both groups that could reveal new therapeutic targets for patients with … Continue Reading Multiple new molecular biomarkers identified for lung cancer in large-scale study.

Researchers develop first individualised precise medical vaccine for ovarian cancer.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found a new way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The novel method is being used to develop precision medical vaccines to treat … Continue Reading Researchers develop first individualised precise medical vaccine for ovarian cancer.