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Applications of Liquid Biopsy in Cancer and Beyond

Liquid biopsies are becoming an increasingly important tool for the early detection, prognosis and monitoring of treatment outcomes in cancer, and hold the promise of transforming the management of other diseases in the future.

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Where the Wild Things Are: Zoonotic Research Requires a Focus on the Wild

In this opinion piece, Han Wei and Brittany Niccum outline the need for vigilance about what’s happening in the natural world and how collaboration can help to identify and prepare for the next significant zoonotic threat.
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Liquid Biopsy Test: Protocol and Steps

In this article, we explore some of the advanced molecular techniques that are most used for detecting the main biomarkers involved in liquid biopsy.

Influenza viral particles.

Progress in Glycobiology: Building on Foundations and Continuing Momentum

This article walks through some of the foundational developments in the field of glycobiology that have powered the progress made in 2022 and what these advancements signal for the future.
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How Do Blood Tests Work? Medical Laboratory Scientists Explain the Pathway From Blood Draw to Diagnosis and Treatment

There are a lot of steps between when your doctor orders a blood test to establishing a diagnosis. From the bedside to the lab bench, here’s how laboratory testing works.
A diagram showing a liquid biopsy's targets.

What Is a Liquid Biopsy?

In this article, we explore the basics behind liquid biopsy, a test that has revolutionized diagnostics for cancer and other conditions.
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Next-Generation Sequencing in Precision Oncology: Detecting Minimal Residual Disease

The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made the sequencing of patient tissues or tumors a realistic option and has allowed for the rapid development of personalized cancer treatments. This article explores how NGS is being used in precision oncology to detect minimal residual disease.
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The Future of Science: Humanity Takes a Front Seat

With the world of science rapidly evolving, and a new year beginning, we look at the trends breaking through right now, asking experts: where is the world of science headed?
A light beam being diverted and split into its constituent colors by a prism, as in a monochromator.

The Monochromator and Its Role in the Spectrograph

Monochromators are an essential part of many spectrometers, important for a range of applications. This article describes what a monochromator is, how it works, the different types, what they are used for and their role in the spectrograph.

Molecular Science and Art With Professor David Goodsell

Technology Networks interviews renowned structural biologist-turned molecular artist, Professor David Goodsell.