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Parkinson’s disease linked to microbiome

Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The researchers show that changes in the composition of gut ....

Conference Spotlight

Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2017

PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley on January 23-25, co-hosted by Stanford Health Care, UCSF, Intermountain Healthcare, Duke Health, and Duke University, covers all facets of Precision Medicine including current hot topics like immunotherapy, the Precision Medicine Initiative, liquid biopsy, the human microbiome, big data, and cancer & companion diagnostics.

Biomarkers

Validation of biomarkers to predict response to immunotherapy in cancer: pre-analytical and analytical validation.

Immunotherapies have emerged as one of the most promising approaches to treat patients with cancer. Recently, there have been many clinical successes using checkpoint receptor blockade, including T ce ....

Decision Algorithms

Considerations for standardizing predictive molecular pathology for cancer prognosis.

Molecular tests that were once ancillary to the core business of cyto-histopathology are becoming the third most relevant workload in pathology departments after histopathology/cytopathology and befor ....

Product News

Myeloma Genome Project aims for largest dataset of molecular profiles

SAN DIEGO. Celgene Corporation, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences today announced the creation of the Myeloma Genome Project, a collaborative initiative ....

Imaging

Desmoid Tumor of the Chest Wall Mimicking Recurrent Breast Cancer: Multimodality Imaging Findings.

Desmoid tumor of breast is a rare benign, locally aggressive tumor with a high recurrence rate. It has been associated with scar from previous breast surgery or trauma. Especially in breast cancer pat ....

Omics

Early detection and personalized treatment in oral cancer: the impact of omics approaches.

Oral cancer is one of the most common malignant lesions of the head and neck. This cancer is an aggressive and lethal disease with no significant improvements in the overall survival in the last decad ....

Pipeline News

Researchers receive $2.2 million grant to study HERV expression in cancer

WASHINGTON. George Washington University (GW) researchers received a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to uncover why certain cancer types increase whereas others are unchanged or ....

Issued Patents

Blood Markers For Diagnosing Epithelium Derived Cancers And Monoclonal Antibodies Thereof

The present invention provides uses of cytokeratins as markers for diagnosing epithelium derived cancers. The present invention provides cancer-related epitopes of cytokeratins and monoclonal antibodi ....

Patent Applications

Dna-decorated Graphene Chemical Sensors

The present invention provides a broad response single-stranded DNA-graphene chemical sensor device. The present invention also provides methods for improving the ability of graphene to work as a chem ....

Bioinformatics

Opportunities and Challenges of Multiplex Assays: A Machine Learning Perspective.

Multiplex assays that allow the simultaneous measurement of multiple analytes in small sample quantities have developed into a widely used technology. Their implementation spans across multiple assay ....

Funding News

Genalyte raises $36 Million In Funding

SAN DIEGO,.  Genalyte, Inc. announced today that the company has raised an additional $36 million in its latest financing round, led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group. The San Diego based biotech ....

Sensors and Wearables

Nanowear receives FDA clearance for cloth-based nanosensor

NEW YORK. Nanowear, an early stage developer of cloth-based diagnostic monitoring nanosensor technology, today announced that it has received FDA Class II 510(k) clearance for its first product, Simpl ....

Recruiting Trials

Inflammatory Response in Myocardial Infarction Evaluated by MRI and Biomarkers

An intense inflammatory reaction is triggered by the ischemic injury during myocardial infarction. The inflammatory processes involved are complex and haven’t been explored in detail in hu ....