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Superfast Gene Sequencing Helps Diagnose Critically Ill Patients

June 13, 2019

In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by…
Multidrug-Resistant TB Successfully Treated with New Approaches in Conflict-Affected Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 6, 2019

A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter…
‘Orphan’ RNAs Make Cancer Deadlier, But Potentially Easier to Diagnose

November 14, 2018

Scientists have long known that cancer can hijack a cell’s existing regulatory circuitry and transform healthy cells into…
Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than biopsies alone

October 16, 2018

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a…
Portable cancer test uses smartphone, new gold biosensor

October 8, 2018

Early diagnosis of cancer greatly improves the odds of successful treatment. Yet many people, especially in developing countries,…
New approach improves detection of diseases at birth

September 14, 2018

The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in…
Biosensor for phenylketonuria

September 14, 2018

The treatment of numerous diseases could be improved if the blood concentration of disease-relevant metabolites could be monitored…
A breath test for early-stage Parkinson’s

August 6, 2018

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor, loss of smell and neuropsychiatric problems. However, many people aren’t diagnosed until…
Ingestible “bacteria on a chip” could help diagnose disease

May 25, 2018

MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the…
Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound

December 11, 2017

Areas of hypoxia, or low oxygen in tissue, are hallmarks of fast-growing cancers and of blockages or narrowing…
Molecular Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

July 3, 2017

A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer…
Sensors detect disease markers in breath

May 20, 2017

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in…
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