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Biochemistry and molecular biology

Outside the Lab Training and education

Why Didn’t They Teach This in Med School?

| Ivan Damjanov

Part four of our series of weird and wonderful medical terms and diagnoses that you probably weren't aware of

Subspecialties Neurology

A Blood Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

| Luke Turner

New research shows that neurofilament light chain levels could help with early detection of familial Alzheimer’s disease

Diagnostics COVID-19

Rapid Testing Options for COVID-19

| David Wilson

As demand for testing increases, we must explore alternative testing methods to stay ahead of the curve

Inside the Lab Microscopy and imaging

Image of the Month: X-Ray Vision

A new technique for imaging proteins in 3D at nanoscale resolution reveals the concentrations of erbium and zinc in an E. coli cell

Inside the Lab Technology and innovation

Label-Free Imaging

| Takuro Ideguchi

Discover June’s Image of the Month, which features photos taken using biochemical quantitative phase imaging with mid-infrared photothermal effect

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

SMRT Long-Read Sequencing Solves Genetic Mysteries

| Luke Hickey

How new approaches to sequencing can help diagnose previously intractable rare genetic disorders

Diagnostics Analytical science

A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia

| Michael Schubert

Vibrational spectroscopy may allow definitive diagnosis of fibromyalgia via a unique metabolic signature in the blood

Subspecialties Forensics

Faster, More Objective Maggot Analysis

| Michael Schubert

Combining molecular analysis with artificial intelligence can help forensic scientists elicit more information from maggots

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

Spreading the Word: Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Disease

| Bobbi Pritt

It's tempting to use broad-range molecular assays to diagnose infectious disease, but a target-specific assay is often better

Subspecialties COVID-19

Quick News on COVID-19

| Luke Turner

Discover the latest COVID-19 news with these bite-sized stories from across the field of diagnostic medicine

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