Navigation Links
Study shows Chronix technology using serum DNA can identify early presence of disease
Date:6/23/2009

San Jose, California, June 23, 2009 Chronix Biomedical today reported that a new study in a peer-reviewed journal further confirms the potential diagnostic and prognostic utility of using circulating fragments of DNA to detect early stage disease. These DNA fragments, referred to as serum DNA, are released into the blood stream in trace amounts during the disease process. Chronix Biomedical has developed proprietary technology that can find, isolate and identify these serum DNA sequences, enabling very early detection of an underlying disease state or of a change in response to treatment. The study in the current issue of the journal Zoonoses & Public Health1 demonstrated that using Chronix technology, researchers were able to identify specific signature sequences in serum DNA before clinical symptoms appeared in animals experimentally infected with BSE (mad cow disease).

"These new results add to the growing body of scientific data validating the value of serum DNA as an early indicator of disease, and also advance our unique ability to apply these findings to the development of laboratory tests for routine clinical use," said Howard Urnovitz, Ph.D., CEO of Chronix. "Using our proprietary technology and next-generation sequencers, we were able to identify distinctive DNA signatures indicating the presence of BSE in all of the infected animals well before clinical symptoms appeared."

These new findings follow three previous published studies demonstrating the utility of using serum DNA to identify human cancers, human infectious disease and BSE. For example, a study reported in the December issue of the journal Blood showed that serum DNA was able to identify a secondary cancer in a patient before it was clinically apparent.

Of special interest in this current study is the finding that these DNA signatures occurred primarily in non-coding regions of the genome, where geneticists typically would not look. Chro
'/>"/>

Contact: Barbara Lindheim
212-918-4650
BioCom Partners
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study of agricultural watersheds and carbon losses
2. MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study
3. Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use
4. Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study
5. U of Minnesota-led study finds that hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations
6. UBC researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions
7. CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago
8. IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids
9. Study shows transfer of heavy metals from water to fish in Huelva estuary
10. Shortcuts of the mind lead to miscalculations of weight and caloric intake, says Penn study
11. Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients ... 18 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. ... students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into ... encourage the participation of young scientists at the American ... 16 awards totaling $29,600., The FASEB MARC Program is ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... The support of peer groups and clinicians ... programs, according to recent University of Georgia research. ... the Athens-Clarke County area determined that role models ... of mothers of infants. , "Mothers who received ... at breastfeeding," said study co-author Alex Anderson, an ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) ... the American College of Sports Medicine,s Conference on ... in Miami, Florida. These awards are meant ... and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream ... the participation of young scientists at the American ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs 2
... Durham, NC The most toxic, brightly colored members of ... says a new study. So-named because some tribes use ... frogs of the Amazon jungle are well known for their ... forest frogs serve to broadcast their built-in chemical weapons: ...
... project to develop and evaluate new tools to control ... a five year, 12 million project involving sixteen partners ... Seventh Framework programme. Because malaria is transmitted by ... disease. Wide scale use of insecticides on bednets ...
... laboratory discoveries into daily clinical practice is important, but ... to the laboratory, to further explore and explain clinically ... basic researchers to understand and address clinical challenges and ... integrate and use new technologies. The key towards ...
Cached Biology News:Fitness tests for frogs? 2€12 million ($16.9 million) project to develop new tools for malaria control 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Next month, executives from ... three key industry events beginning with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials ... in Boston , September 4-5. Patient recruitment ... and Aaron Fleishman will share insights on the ... a variety of tactics – from media to mobile apps ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... new work by a Florida State University research team ... take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon ... looks like a butterfly. , Biwu Ma, associate professor ... the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created the molecule in ... to discover that his creation has many other unique ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., a leading ... to support their communication needs with the ... conferencing platform GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect. The solution ... SoundConnect delivers award winning “results driven” business class ... be utilizing GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Green & Grow Inc. (GGI) ... funding and secured Otter Capital as a significant new ... commercialization of GGI’s Agriplier™ technology, building on recent compelling ... “Since our first meeting, we have been impressed with ... space,” said Alan Sobba, President and CEO of GGI. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 2PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 3
... LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 20 LI-COR announces its second,webinar ... in In Vivo Imaging: Near Infrared Optical Imaging of ... CDT., Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence offers dramatic benefits for ... depth of penetration and,decreased autofluorescence and light scatter that ...
... 20 MedPredict, a global,provider of pharmaceutical competitive ... providing critical strategic insight for pharma,and biotech companies ... sclerosis,(MS) therapies., Biogen/Elan,s Tysabri has been under ... a rare and potentially fatal brain disease,associated with ...
... Joseph F. Finn, Jr.,C.P.A. ("Finn"), Assignee of the assets ... today that all pharmaceutical,intellectual property will be sold at ... of the pieces of intellectual property for sale is ... of a,branded drug that currently has more than $2 ...
Cached Biology Technology:LI-COR August 27th On-Line Webinar Introduces New Approach to Small Animal In Vivo Imaging 2Expert Neurology Panel Weighs Impact of New Reports of PML in Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Tysabri 2Spherics, Inc. Successful Bidder May Make MHRA Submission 2
Eppendorf tube holder, for Tube rack 175 x 12 mm, 100. Category: Chromatography Systems & Accessories, Systems....
... Alkaline Phosphatase, Calf Intestinal (CIAP), catalyzes ... RNA, and ribo- and deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates. This ... religation of linearized cloning vector DNA by ... may also be used for the dephosphorylation ...
Agarose, pulse field, 100 g. Nuclease-free.Gel point (1.5%): 36 1.5 C, EEO (-mr): 1800 g/cm2. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ultrapure Biochemicals ....
Molecular Biological Resources has extensive abilities cloning and expression of prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins. Please contact lloconne@molbiores.com to discuss your project. Contact lloconne@...
Biology Products: