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Acquisition Sees Agilent Gain Powerful NGS IP Portfolio
Acquisition Sees Agilent Gain Powerful NGS IP Portfolio
News   Jul 26, 2017

Agilent Technologies announces its acquisition of the molecular and sample barcoding portfolios of Population Genetics Technologies.

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Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
News   Jul 25, 2017

Known as Dry Ion Localization and Locomotion (DRILL), the new device creates a swirling flow that can separate electrospray droplets depending on their size.

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Protein Discovery Could Lead to Better Diagnosis of Stress
Protein Discovery Could Lead to Better Diagnosis of Stress
News   Jul 25, 2017

Researchers have found a protein that is present in people while they are in stressful situations. The discovery could lead to identifying new ways to predict, diagnose and treat stress.

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Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
News   Jul 19, 2017

NIAAA-supported researchers have discovered that extracellular vesicles released by liver cells in a mouse model of alcoholic steatohepatitis contain a miRNA signature detectable in the blood.

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Microscopy Technique Could Enable More Informative Biopsies
Microscopy Technique Could Enable More Informative Biopsies
News   Jul 18, 2017

MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers have devised a way to image biopsy samples with much higher resolution — an advance that could help doctors develop more accurate and inexpensive diagnostic tests.

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Material From Shellfish Boosts Sensitivity of Diagnostic Tests
Material From Shellfish Boosts Sensitivity of Diagnostic Tests
News   Jul 18, 2017

By adding polydopamine at a key step, the sensitivity of diagnostic tests and bioassays can be increased by as many as 100 to 1,000 times.

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Optofluidic Device Detects Tumour Cells in Blood
Optofluidic Device Detects Tumour Cells in Blood
News   Jul 18, 2017

A team of researchers has patented a mobile device that can monitor cancer quickly, cheaply, effectively and non-invasively.

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Enterome and Nestlé Health Sciences Launch New Diagnostics Company
Enterome and Nestlé Health Sciences Launch New Diagnostics Company
News   Jul 18, 2017

Enterome and Nestlé Health Sciences join to create Microbiome Diagnostics Partners, a company that will enable the development and diagnostics for multiple diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and liver diseases.

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Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection
Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection
News   Jul 12, 2017

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have described a new sequence of printing steps that are less damaging to bioreceptors than previous approaches.

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Biopolar Biomarkers May Differ Between Men and Women
Biopolar Biomarkers May Differ Between Men and Women
News   Jul 12, 2017

Penn State researchers have found that men and women react differently to compounds associated with the immune system's response to bipolar disorder.

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