‘Smelling’ Prostate Cancer A research team from the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.Criminal Justice Alcohol Program Linked to Decreased Mortality Institute has announced that in the criminal justice alcohol program deaths dropped by 4.2 percent over six years.Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists allows users to identify metabolic changes in kidney cancer tumors that may one day be targets for therapy.Individuals' Medical Histories Predicted by their Noncoding Genomes Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers.Advancing Synthetic Biology Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules — the enzymes.Preparing for Potential Zika Outbreaks Experts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the spread of the Zika virus and are conducting research to gather more solid data to better assess the risks associated with the infection. What do Banana Peels and Human Skin Have in Common? Human skin and banana peels have something in common: they produce the same enzyme when attacked. By studying fruit, researchers have come up with an accurate method for diagnosing the stages of this form of skin cancer. Biomarker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University. Counting Cancer-busting Oxygen Molecules Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Centre of Excellence, have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body.
Self-assembled Porphyrin Nanomaterials for New Approaches to Medical Imaging and Therapy Jonathan Lovell, University at Buffalo, speaking at Nanomedicine 2014.
Circulating Tumor Cells as Liquid Biopsy for Cancer Patients Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, speaking at Advances In Cellular Assays & Cell Culture
Multiplexed Infectious Disease Testing - Sound Point-of-Care Diagnostics Jon Cooper, University of Glasgow, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress 2014.
Pathology is Phenotyping. What Do Pathologists Do? How Do they Do It? Dean Troyer, Provia Biologics, speaking at Exosomes and Circulating Biomarkers Summit 2013.
Microfluidic Systems for Biomarker Analysis and Cancer Diagnosis Martin Gijs, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress 2014.
Improvements in Molecular Diagnosis of Pathogens and Diseases Panagiotis Karanis, University of Cologne, speaking at Advnaces in Biodetection & Biosensors 2014.
Multiplexed Assays for Diagnostics and Environment Loic Blum, Universite Lyon, speaking at Advances in Biodetection & Biosensors 2014.
Advances in Volatile Analyses for Disease Diagnosis Norman Ratcliffe, University of the West of England, speaking at Advances in Biodetection & Biosensors 2014.
A Microfluidic Toolbox for Nucleic Acid Based Diagnostic Tests Holger Becker, Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, speaking at Advances in Biodetection & Biosensors 2014