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Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

A bioengineering team at Rice University developed a genetically modified form of bacteria that in lab mice detects inflammatory diseases in the gut. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

A meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today heard about one person’s struggle with cystic fibrosis and her hope for precision medicine to provide a cure. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

Test of Nasal Skin Cells Found to Detect Lung Cancer

A diagnostic test analyzing the genes in skin cells from nasal passages can detect lung cancer, and the absence of cancer, as accurately as more invasive samples from the airways. . . . → Read More: Test of Nasal Skin Cells Found to Detect Lung Cancer

Cancer Drug Shown to Improve Survival Time in Dogs

A drug to treat a deadly cancer in dogs was shown in a clinical trial to extend the survival time of canine patients by 6 months or more, with potential applications in humans. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Shown to Improve Survival Time in Dogs

Trial Planned to Evaluate CTE Blood Test

A clinical trial is planned of a blood test to detect an indicator of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. or CTE. a neurodegenerative disease associated with collision sports. . . . → Read More: Trial Planned to Evaluate CTE Blood Test

Trial to Test Liquid Biopsy for Breast Cancer Complication

A clinical trial plans to assess the use of a blood test to diagnose neurological complications from the spread of breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Liquid Biopsy for Breast Cancer Complication

Liquid Biopsy Better Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

Tests of blood and urine from patients with a common form of lung cancer show these liquid biopsies more accurately identified cancer-causing mutations than traditional tissue sample biopsies. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy Better Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

Patent Awarded for Cancer-Fighting Antibody

A synthetic engineered antibody developed by MabVax Therapeutics that binds to solid tumor cells for cancer diagnostics and treatment received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Cancer-Fighting Antibody

Mobile Multichannel Biomarker Detector Designed

An engineering lab designed a portable testing device connected to a smartphone that can analyze multiple specimen samples for a leading cancer biomarker. . . . → Read More: Mobile Multichannel Biomarker Detector Designed

Precision Medicine Shown to Boost Cancer Outcomes

(National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

7 June 2016. An analysis of results from early-stage clinical trials shows trials using treatments for cancer aimed at specific molecular targets had higher response rates and longer survival times than studies not using these targets. The team from University of California in San Diego, led by postdoctoral . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine Shown to Boost Cancer Outcomes