New Genetic Disorder Discovered That Affects Brain and Craniofacial SkeletonNews
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart and facial features.Read more
Eye Tests Predicted Parkinson's-Related Cognitive Decline 18 Months AheadNews
Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study by UCL researchers.
Mass Spectrometry Advance Could Lead to Sensitivity GainsNews
Scientists have used computer simulations of charged molecules to help improve the accuracy of mass spectrometers. By understanding the collisions between ions that reduce excess charges, this work may lead to more sensitive radiocarbon dating and medical testing.Read more
Gene Variant Identified as Stroke Risk Factor in Elderly PatientsNews
A team of Geisinger researchers has identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke, especially in patients older than 65.Read more
Simple, Cheap Test Can Aid Early Diagnosis of Colorectal CancerNews
New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.Read more
A Leading Voice for T-Cell Expertise During COVID-19 and BeyondArticle
The unprecedented scale of global scientific collaboration, including the establishment of expert consortia, has played an important part in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to Professor Danny Altmann, chair of the Global T cell Expert Consortium (GTEC) about the role that T cells have in viral infections like SARS-CoV-2 and what GTEC is hoping to achieve.Read more
Healthcare and Biotech Predictions for 2021 and Beyond the PandemicArticle
The pandemic has forever changed how every healthcare stakeholder approaches disease and put a global spotlight on the importance of health and wellness. These forces create a perfect storm for making 2021 a critical year for precision health, when we will bring about new strategies to tackle illness through asymptomatic testing and early detection.
Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Doesn’t Remove the Need for Mass Rapid TestingArticle
Vaccination is the weapon that will ultimately defeat this pandemic, but getting there will take much time and effort. Until then there will still be a need for other measures to control the virus, including rapid diagnostic testing and screening.Read more