Ancient Viral Molecules Essential for Human Development Genetic material from ancient viral infections is critical to human development, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Measuring microRNAs in Blood to Speed Cancer Detection A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.Best Test to Diagnose Strangles in Horses Identified New research by Dr. Ashley Boyle of New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service team shows that the best method for diagnosing Strangles in horses is to take samples from a horse’s guttural pouch and analyze them using a loop-mediated amplification (LAMP) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.Tardigrade's Are DNA Master Thieves Tardigrades, nearly microscopic animals that can survive the harshest of environments, including outer space, hold the record for the animal that has the most foreign DNA.
Rapid, Portable Ebola Diagnostic Scientists confirmed the efficiency of the novel Ebola detection method in field trials.Detecting When Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer Stops Working Scientists have developed a highly sensitive blood test that can spot when breast cancers become resistant to standard hormone treatment, and have demonstrated that this test could guide further treatment.Packaging and Unpacking of the Genome New research improves understanding of the importance of histone replacement. New Way to Find DNA Damage University of Utah chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.How Different Treatments for Crohn's Effect the Microbiome Different treatments for Crohn's disease in children affects their gut microbes in distinct ways, which has implications for future development of microbial-targeted therapies for these patients, according to a study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Charting the 'Genomic Biography' of Leukemia A new study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard offers a glimpse of the wealth of information that can be gleaned by combing the genome of a large collection of leukemia tissue samples.
Circulating Tumor Cells: Challenges & Perspectives Professor Klaus Pantel, University of Hamburg, speaking at qPCR Europe 2011.
Molecular Identification of Pathogenic Molds in the Environment by an Oligonucleotide Array Dr Tsung Chang, National Cheng Kung University, speaking at Molecular Diagnostics Asia 2011.
Genome-scale Analysis with Single Cells Dr Honghua Li, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, speaking at Single Cell Analysis Summit 2011.
Single-Cell-Kinetics Approach to Study Multidrug Resistance Professor Sergey Krylov, University of York, speaking at Single Cell Analysis Summit 2011.
The Use of qRT-PCR and High-Throughput Transcriptomics for Biomarker Development Professor Michael Pfaffl, Technical University of Munich, speaking at qPCR 2011.
miQPCR: A Novel Method to Profile microRNAs by Quantitative Real-Time PCR Dr Mirco Castoldi, University of Heidelburg and EMBL, speaking at qPCR 2011.
HPV Strain Type Diagnosis by Sequencing qPCR Amplicons via Hybridisation to Tiling Arrays Philip Day, University of Manchester, speaking at qPCR Europe 2011.
Visualizing High-Throughput qPCR Data: Novel Heatmaps, Scatter Matrices and 3D Plots Dr. Andrej-Nikolai Spiess, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, speaking at qPCR 2011.
Nucleic-acid Based Applications in the Diagnostics of Highly Pathogenic Viruses Dr Andreas Nitsche, Robert Koch Institute, speaking at qPCR Europe 2011.