cfDNA in tube

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) refers to all circulating DNA present in the bloodstream which may originate from apoptotic cells as a part of the natural cell turnover, from cancer cells or fetal cells.

Artist rendering renal inflammatory pathway

RNA isolation and quantification of miRNAs are gaining significance as promising methods in cancer biomarker discovery.

potatoes

Plant viruses cause the second highest losses to crop yields every year, surpassed only by fungi. A research team in Norway recently compared several in vitro virus elimination therapies on a variety of potato cultivars.

monkeys hugging a baby monkey (cute!)

Since its discovery in the 1980s, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) has had a significant impact on countless lives across the world. As of today, more than 37 million people worldwide are infected according to statistics generated by the World Health Organization.

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The phrase “natural born leader” is often used to describe those among us with a tendency to dominate, boss, and—put simply—win in life. Newly published research from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) and Boston University (USA) may have demonstrated

illustration of man among crowd spreading coronavirus (COVID-19)

Editor's Update (June 20, 2020): The information represented in this article is a representation of when the original article was written on February 26th, 2020

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Currently, there is limited technology available for accurately predicting high-risk cancer biochemical recurrence (BCR).

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The National Institute of Health estimates that approximately 6 in 100 000 individuals develop brain or central nervous system-related cancers each year1. Current approaches in the diagnosis of brain cancer include CT scans, MRI and tissue biopsy.

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