Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified three specific gene types that account for a known two- to three-fold increase in myeloma diagnoses among African-Americans. Researchers also demonstrated the ability to study race and racial admixture more accurately using DNA analysis. The findings were published today in Blood Cancer Journal.
This week’s Research Roundup highlights the limitations of platform assays to measure serum 25OHD level impact on guidelines and practice decision-making.
This week’s Research Roundup highlights hepatocellular carcinoma detection by plasma methylated DNA through a discovery, phase I pilot, and phase II clinical validation.
This week’s Research Roundup highlights biphenotypic acute leukemia versus myeloid antigen-positive ALL: Clinical relevance of WHO criteria for mixed phenotype acute leukemia.
The use of mud or wet clay as a topical skin treatment or a poultice is a common practice in some cultures and the concept of using mud as medicine goes back to earliest times. Now Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators at Arizona State University have found that at least one type of clay may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including some treatment-resistant bacteria.
This week’s Research Roundup highlights how fasting blood glucose levels provide an estimate of duration and progression of pancreatic cancer before diagnosis.
This week’s Research Roundup highlights diagnostic thresholds for androgen-producing tumors or pathologic hyperandrogenism in women by use of total testosterone concentrations measured by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.