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Biochemistry and molecular biology

Diagnostics Hematology

Casting a Broader Net

| Luke Turner

Pancreatic cancer is associated with poor patient outcomes; could a new blood test improve screening accuracy for those at risk?

Diagnostics Analytical science

Unraveling the D-Amino Acid Mystery

| Luke Turner

D-serine has shown potential as a biomarker for the prediction of kidney function and the detection of chronic kidney disease

Diagnostics Analytical science

Biomarkers Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

| Luke Turner

Different glycosylation patterns in patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder could predict the future onset of neurodegenerative disease

Subspecialties Biochemistry and molecular biology

Jagged Little Pill (for Cancer)

| Luke Turner

A Jagged protein directly linked to cancer metastasis could be targeted to assess the aggressiveness of tumors and prevent their rapid spread

Inside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

A Fluid Future

| Luke Turner

Liquid biopsy has shown promise as a rapid, minimally invasive way to profile tumors – but are commercially available tests accurate and consistent?

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

Treat or Surveil

| George Vasmatzis and John Cheville

Newly discovered genetic alterations could indicate whether treatment or active surveillance is the best option for low-risk prostate cancer patients

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

One TINY Step at a Time

| Michael Schubert

For regions with limited infrastructure, a device that can diagnose Kaposi’s sarcoma without the need for a steady power supply could be invaluable

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

Biomarkers on the Brain

| Steve Clifford

A newly discovered chromosome signature offers hope to children with medulloblastoma who may not need intense therapy

Subspecialties Oncology

Kill Command for Cancer

| Luke Turner

Naturally occurring miRNA sequences can be deadly to cancer cells, but can this be ramped up to maximize toxicity?

Subspecialties Oncology

Quick Hits

| Luke Turner

Discover the latest in pathology and laboratory medicine with this roundup of short news stories

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