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Liquid Biopsies – News and Features

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News

New Blood Test Method Promises Personalized Cancer Treatments

UZH and USZ researchers have now further developed an advanced method to analyze liquid biopsies of DNA fragments in the blood. It is fast and practical, without putting much of a strain on patients.
Cancer cells.
News

AI Spots Cancer Months Before Standard Methods

An artificial intelligence-powered method for detecting tumor DNA in blood has shown unprecedented sensitivity in predicting cancer recurrence, in a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.
DNA double helix with 5mC and 5hmC methylation modifications indicated.
Industry Insight

Picking Apart the Epigenome To Advance Cancer Research

Both genetic and epigenetic sample information is required to get the full picture. Six-base genome sequencing enables this without need of multiple techniques, laborious downstream data processing or data loss, and cancer research is benefiting.
Cancer cells.
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Plant Virus Shows Promise in Preventing Metastatic Cancers

An experimental treatment made from a plant virus is effective at protecting against a broad range of metastatic cancers in mice, shows a new study from the University of California San Diego.
Gloved hand holding a 96 well plate in front of a screen displaying qPCR amplification curves.
Article

qPCR vs dPCR: Choosing the Right PCR Technology To Suit Your Experimental Needs

How can you identify which technique is best suited to your research requirements? In this article, we explore the advantages of qPCR and dPCR, considering specific applications and deliverable metrics to help you choose the right technology to suit your experimental needs.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) stained with Hematoxylin and eosin (HE)
Article

Epstein-Barr Virus, Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer: Looking Back at 60 Years of Research

In this interview, Professor Lawrence Young discusses the current interest in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) vaccines for combatting multiple sclerosis and his thoughts on the future direction of EBV research.
A scientist holds a vial of blood in a gloved hand.
Article

Advances in Liquid Biopsies: Improving Sensitivity and Earlier Detection

This article will focus on some of the advances currently being made in the field of liquid biopsy, from attempts to improve the sensitivity of tests, to using bodily fluids other than blood.
A rack of empty test tubes.
News

Urine Test Detects DNA Released by Head and Neck Tumors

Researchers have developed a urine-based test that can detect DNA fragments released by head and neck cancers, potentially facilitating early diagnosis.
Prototype of the ExoArc system.
News

New Device Rapidly Isolates Blood Plasma for Diagnostics and Precision Medicine

Scientists have developed a coin-sized chip that can directly isolate blood plasma from a tube of blood in just 30 minutes, which is more convenient and user-friendly as compared to the current gold standard, multi-step centrifugation process.
A digital illustration of a DNA double helix.
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Genetic “Dark Matter” Could Help Monitor Cancer

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a machine-learning approach that identifies these sequences in both tumor DNA and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) that are shed into the blood.
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