Liquid biopsies–identifying the presence of tumor DNA fragments or cells circulating in bodily fluids–have taken off in the last few years as a non-invasive and more accurate way to detect cancers. Unfortunately, the short-lived nature of these fragments remains a challenge for identifying mutations, particularly for early tumor detection. But a new technique incorporating nanopore technology could offer a powerful, fast and easy-to-use alternative.
- US fishing and seafood industries saw broad declines last summer due to COVID-19
- New study compiles four years of corn loss data from 26 states and Ontario, Canada
- NIH scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection
- UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines
- Researchers trace geologic origins of Gulf of Mexico ‘super basin’ success