Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Breath testing for gut disorders

Small children may one day avoid invasive oesophageal tube-testing for gut damage and coeliac disease thanks to a new method. It involves blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses.

The rise of the robots

Artificial intelligence is here. But what impact will it have on laboratories? Will it empower pathologists, or lead to a decline in the profession? We look at the issues.
 

How to… embrace leadership

Clinical Scientist and Molecular Pathology Lead Siobhan Taylor discusses applying for a leadership programme and the benefits it has brought.

Approaches to lipid therapy

Consultant Chemical Pathologist Professor Tim Reynolds outlines drug developments over recent decades in lipid therapy.

molecular scissors

Jennifer Doudna is behind a pioneering gene editing technique, potential applications of which range from curing genetic diseases, to improving crops. She discusses the practical and ethical issues. 

“Poverty leaves mark on genes”

A new study challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are fixed at conception.

Second person to be clear of HIV

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in the second case of its kind.

Biomarker for genome instability

Elevated levels of a protein called ubiquilin-4 can be a biomarker for genome instability, a Tel Aviv University study shows.

Combining optical, ultrasound technology

Researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases.

Is depression genetic?

Andrew McIntosh discusses an international research study, which analysed genetic data from more than two million people.

Reflections of a Quality Manager pt.1

Mairiead MacLennan looks back over the changes in diagnostic laboratory accreditation that have come into force over recent years.

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