Major Biobanking Center Planned for Kannapolis, North Carolina, in Tandem with a Multi-Decade Study of the Role of Genetics in Chronic Disease

Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists may see this research initiative—dubbed the MURDOCK Study—produce knowledge that results in new diagnostic medical lab tests Can molecular biomarkers do for a North Carolina town what silicon chips did for California’s Silicon Valley? At least one city in the Tar Heel State hopes that it can develop into a major hub for research, development, and the commercialization of molecular science and next-generation gene sequencing. The unlikely...

15-Minute Diagnostic Biomarkers for Cancer, Other Conditions Unveiled in UK

Use of antibodies that detect biomarkers in as little as 15 minutes now allows researchers at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom to identify such diseases as prostate and ovarian cancer, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), heart disease, and fungal infections. Using biosensors to identify the molecular markers for disease, the technology is much faster than current testing methods. One goal of this research is to provide a way for hospitals to use this technology for rapid diagnosis....
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