European Study Links Genes Inherited from Neanderthals to Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19 Infections in Today’s Humans

About 50% of South Asians and 16% of Europeans carry gene cluster associated with respiratory failure after SARS-CoV-2 infection and hospitalization Clinical pathology laboratories and medical laboratory scientists may be intrigued to learn that scientists from two research institutes in Germany and Sweden have determined that a strand of DNA associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19 in humans is similar to the corresponding DNA sequences of a roughly 50,000-year-old Neanderthal from...

Aalto University Researchers Develop Plasmonic Biosensor That Can Distinguish Differences in Exosomes, Giving Clinical Laboratories New Tool for Spotting Disease in Human Blood with Naked Eye

Analysis performed by this new biosensor could help identify inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer, and other chronic diseases, and contribute to influencing the best treatment options, a critical aspect of personalized medicine Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories have long known that disease, as the saying goes, “is written in the blood.” How to spot the disease has been the challenge. Now, researchers at Finland’s Aalto University have developed a cutting-edge plasmonic biosensor...
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