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Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.

Genomics researchers analyzing a rare, serious immunodeficiency disease in children have discovered links to a gene crucial to the body’s defense against infections. The finding may represent an inviting target … Continue Reading Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.

Researchers develop epigenetic ‘cell-free’ DNA blood test for prostate cancer.

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University, the University of Toronto and Chronix Biomedical have demonstrated a method for detecting ‘cell-free’ tumour DNA in the bloodstream.  The team believe that the technique … Continue Reading Researchers develop epigenetic ‘cell-free’ DNA blood test for prostate cancer.

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.