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Infectious disease molecular diagnostic portfolio expanded with the launch of Iam Toxo

The molecular division of DiaSorin, has further strengthened its infectious disease diagnostic portfolio supporting the health and wellbeing of immunocompromised patients with the launch of the Iam Toxo assay for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii).



New 3D disease map will aid diagnosis

Scientists have made a significant discovery about genetic mutations linked to a wide range of diseases, including cancer, which could pave the way for better treatments.



Spread of ages is key to impact of disease outbreak, animal study finds

The findings could aid understanding of how disease outbreaks may affect certain groups in a population



Gold ‘nanoprobes’ hold the key to treating killer diseases

Researchers at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge, have developed a technique to help treat fatal diseases more effectively. Dr Sumeet Mahajan and his group at the Institute for Life Sciences at Southampton are using gold nanoprobes to identify different types of cells, so that they can use the right ones in stem cell therapies.



New virus isolated from patients with severe brain infections

Researchers have identified a new virus in patients with severe brain infections in Vietnam. Further research is needed to determine whether the virus is responsible for the symptoms of disease.



Scientists pave the way for vaccine to combat devastating avian disease

Recent reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feeds has resulted in a dramatic increase in the severe poultry disease - necrotic enteritis.



Transgene announces its invesment in ElsaLys Biotech

The Start-up company will develop therapeutic antibodies against novel targets in the fields of cancer and inflammation.



Could cabbage hold the key to preventing diseases?

Scientists are investigating whether compounds found in cabbage could help prevent against diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.



New indicator diseases reveal hidden HIV

An international study under the leadership of the HIV in Europe initiative has now revealed that a number of diseases, including herpes zoster and certain forms of cancer, should be on the list of indicators for HIV.



Novel therapeutic antibody for treatment of autoimmune diseases

ImmuTune IMP731 has demonstrated potency at low doses in preclinical models of T-cell mediated inflammation



New centre will develop new drugs for diseases

New treatments for some of our most common diseases and conditions could be on the horizon with the launch of a new drug discovery venture



Red wine may prevent some blinding diseases

Resveratrol - found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants - stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers.



Infectious diseases killing children

While the number of deaths has declined globally over the last decade, recent analysis reveals how millions of children under five die every year from preventable causes.



New defences deployed against plant diseases

An international team led by scientists have transferred broad spectrum resistance against some important plant diseases across different plant families and provides a new way to produce crops with sustainable resistance to economically important diseases.



Blueberries counteract intestinal diseases

New research shows that blueberry fibre are important and can alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammations, such as ulcerative colitis.



Brain diseases linked by toxic form of neural protein

For the first time, researchers have found that three different degenerative brain disorders are linked by a toxic form of the same protein.



Eat soybeans to prevent diseases

Soybeans contain high levels of several health-beneficial compounds including tocopherols, which have antioxidant properties.



Tools to study porcine circovirus associated diseases

Porcine circovirus associated diseases cost pig producers around the world hundreds of millions of dollars each year.



Genetics: Enzyme causes diseases

Researchers have conducted a joint research project to gain in-depth knowledge of the structure of pyruvate carboxylase when it is in solution.



Genetics: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases

A newly discovered mechanism controls whether muscle cells in blood vessels hasten the development of both atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, according to an article published online.



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