The WHO recommends testing for HIV every 6 to 12 months. Credit: Shutterstock There was a time when HIV was untreatable, heavily stigmatised, and the benefits of testing weren’t as clear as they are now. But that was 25 years ago. HIV testing remains the crucial entry point for all HIV services, including both prevention […]Continue Reading ...
A UniSA scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions. Dr Vijay Suppiah, a senior lecturer in pharmacy at UniSA, says PGx testing – mapping a person’s genetic makeup – is the most effective […]Continue Reading ...
At Drug Delivery to the Lung 2018 (12 – 14th Dec, Edinburgh, UK) Copley Scientific, the global leader in inhaler testing equipment, will release ‘Quality Solutions for Inhaler Testing – 2019 Edition’, the company’s comprehensive brochure that sets products within the context of detailed, practical guidance on all aspects of testing. Substantially updated with new […]Continue Reading ...
Sexually active teenagers who were offered rapid, confidential chlamydia testing and same-day treatment at college mostly did not take up the offer, largely due to ignorance about the risks. Only 10-13% of students in three London-based further education colleges responded to messages inviting them for on-site testing. But in those who were tested, high rates […]Continue Reading ...
IGeneX is excited to announce the availability of their newly-developed, advanced testing methods to aid in the diagnosis of patients infected with Bartonella, an emerging epidemic with potentially disabling and life-threatening consequences. Despite the rising incidence of Bartonella, until now diagnostic tests for these organisms have been grossly insensitive and have not been able to […]Continue Reading ...
Genetic testing can play a substantial role in medical management by uncovering changes in genes that are associated with an increased risk for hereditary cancers. A new research study from investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center strongly encourages testing laboratories to periodically review their records and alert physicians when scientific knowledge evolves and genes are […]Continue Reading ...
When a loved one has cancer, many of us turn to thoughts of comfort and help. (I’m Scandinavian by background, so I immediately warm up my formidable arsenal of casserole recipes.) But when the loved one is also a close relative, we also wonder whether there’s a genetic link that could affect others in the […]Continue Reading ...
Brandon Brown is an associate professor of social medicine, population, and public health at UC Riverside. Credit: Genevieve Casanova, UC Riverside. Many barriers prevent people from getting tested for HIV, including lack of knowledge, competing priorities during medical visits, and stigma associated with the test on the part of both the patient and provider. Not […]Continue Reading ...
Estonian scientists have announced the invention of a genetic testing technology that allows the number of clinical biomarkers to be analyzed at the single-molecule level, which enhances the sensitivity of tests in precision medicine and will make them more affordable in future. The TAC-seq method, for which a patent is pending, is already being used […]Continue Reading ...
Results from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) found routine Hepatitis C testing identified a significant number of cases that would have been missed by targeted testing among a population of individuals in Washington State prisons. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the authors recommend routine testing in correctional facilities […]Continue Reading ...
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Analysis of the world’s largest set of genome data from pregnant women, totaling 141,431 expectant mothers from across China, has uncovered unsuspected associations between genes and birth outcomes, including the birth of twins and a woman’s age at first pregnancy. The analysis also allowed researchers to reconstruct the recent movement and […]Continue Reading ...
Nigerian youth are at the epicenter of an expanding HIV crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a country, Nigeria ranks second in the in the world in new HIV-Infections among youth, youth living with HIV and AIDS-related death among a youth population. HIV testing is an important early entry point to accessing preventive education, care and […]Continue Reading ...
An online initiative offering low-cost genetic testing to relatives of people with genetic mutations that increase their risk of cancer encourages the “cascade” testing that can help to identify healthy people at risk of the disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Color, a health services […]Continue Reading ...
Approximately 14 million people living with HIV worldwide have yet to be tested, impacting the effectiveness of HIV treatment and prevention programs. Testing rates are especially poor among at-risk groups in low- and middle-income countries. In China, infection rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) remain high. Pilot trials have suggested crowdsourcing could […]Continue Reading ...
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