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Month: June 2018

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First-of-its-Kind Blood Test Predicts Autism

June 28, 2018

Early intervention can set the stage for their future and drastically improve long-term outcomes for children on the autism spectrum. As its name suggests, the premise of early intervention is to get children immersed in services as soon as possible, ideally between the ages of two and three years old. All of this hinges on […]

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The Patient’s Predicament: Donating Biospecimens and Waiting for Cures

June 21, 2018

Imagine you’re very sick and your prognosis is tenuous. You’re taking some experimental drugs and praying for the best. Your doctor wants you to stay hopeful. “A lot of scientists are studying your condition as we speak,” she says. “We could see a breakthrough at any time.” In fact, she would like to collect blood […]

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Biobanks, biospecimens, and big data will be world-changing

Biobanks, biospecimens and big data will change the world

June 14, 2018

By Dr. Christopher J. Ianelli, iSpecimen Every sample has a story to tell. My co-presenter Rohit Gupta was referring to biospecimens in that presentation title. “What would the patients say if they knew that all their samples you collected are still sitting in a freezer somewhere?” he asked the audience. “Samples are not meant to live […]

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Tumor Tissue Samples and Detailed Data for Ovarian Cancer Research

June 7, 2018

June Specimen Spotlight Approximately 22,000 American women this year will receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, the fifth-ranked fatal cancer among women. Among the conditions related to ovarian cancer are mutations of: The tumor-suppressing TP53 gene (mutations are seen in nearly half of ovarian cancer tumors). And the KRAS oncogene. Scientists are aggressively seeking treatments and […]

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