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Biochemistry and molecular biology

Inside the Lab Clinical care

Biochip Breakthrough

| Luke Turner

With antimicrobial resistance an ever-increasing threat to modern medicine, a new breakthrough may rapidly identify drug-resistant microbe strains to ensure effective treatment

Inside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

One Drop at a Time

| Alexander Dobrovic and Cloud Paweletz

When seeking the greatest benefit from liquid biopsy, droplet digital PCR can help by offering speed, sensitivity, and absolute quantitation

Outside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

Pre-Empting Relapse

| Luke Turner

A new DNA test that can detect treatment-resistant mutations could prove crucial for patients with acute myeloid leukemia, providing an early indication that targeted therapeutic intervention is needed

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

Muscling in on Malignant Hyperthermia

| Bradley Launikonis

This dangerous condition can cause sudden death during surgery – but until now, testing has been unreliable and often painful and invasive

Subspecialties Biochemistry and molecular biology

An Untrustworthy Myeloma Assay?

The serum free light chain assay for myeloma may miss as many as one in four cases of lambda chain-associated disease, so additional testing is advised

Diagnostics Cytology

What’s in a Brain?

| Jason Karamchandani

Jason Karamchandani explains how anatomic pathologists can identify and distinguish between the most common intracranial neoplasms of adulthood

Diagnostics Clinical care

Bioarcheology: Peopling the Past

| Jane Buikstra

Where did paleopathology come from? Where is it going next? And, most importantly, how can clinical and paleopathologists work together to benefit both fields?

Diagnostics Clinical care

Connecting Past to Present

| Niels Lynnerup

Niels Lynnerup explains the discipline of paleopathology and what benefits it has to offer pathology in the clinic or in the research laboratory

Outside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

Fighting Resistance in Bloodstream Infections

| Luke Turner

When bacteria become resistant to the last line of defense, rapid detection and treatment is more important than ever. A new assay can help with treatment selection for carbapenem-resistant infections

Diagnostics Clinical care

Express Insight into Bladder Cancer

Looking at miRNA expression levels may improve our ability to subtype bladder cancers and provide the most appropriate and effective treatment

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