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Microbiology and immunology

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

A Meaningful Microbiome

| Michael Schubert

The microbial diversity and species distribution of the cervix may help diagnosticians determine the patients at increased risk of cervical cancer.

Diagnostics Omics

A Microbial Map to Cancer

| Michael Schubert

A new study uses machine learning to perform meta-analysis of eight metagenomic studies linking gut microbial signatures with colorectal cancer.

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

| Michael Schubert

Diseases seemingly from the Victorian era are on the rise in modern-day medicine, and diagnostic professionals must keep them under consideration.

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

Gonorrhea: A Rising Resistance

| Suneeta Soni, Tariq Sadiq

With the increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea strains, we interview two experts to discover how we can combat the issue

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

Spotting Sepsis Sooner

| Rachel Burnside

Sepsis kills millions and costs billions each year, but a new approach that analyzes morphological changes in monocytes could help

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Out With the Old

| Luke Turner

Existing tests for rapid diagnosis of TB are costly and insufficient – but second-generation assays with improved sensitivity could be the answer

Subspecialties Clinical care

An Inside Look at the CNS

| Danielle Fortuna, Mark Curtis

Neurological disorders can be invasive and time-consuming to diagnose, but profiling cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid can lessen that burden

Diagnostics Clinical care

Act Fast Against Infection

| Matthieu Legrand

To confront the increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance in medicine, laboratorians and clinicians must pursue rapid diagnostics

Subspecialties Genetics and epigenetics

Putting a Bug in Your Ear

| Michael Schubert

Variants in the FUT2 gene may increase susceptibility to otitis media by altering the microbiome of the middle ear

Diagnostics Liquid biopsy

A Diagnostic to Drool Over?

| Luke Turner

The use of saliva as a diagnostic fluid seems an attractive option – especially now that research reveals circulating tumor DNA in the fluid

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