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Test to diagnose “normal” health could help re-focus medical system on prevention.

By: Cathy Yarbrough, contributing science writer Jian Han, MD, PhD, envisions a future when medical check-ups will include a test to determine your health index – a measure of your immune system’s readiness to ward off invading viruses. Han described his ideas at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s 2015 Immunogenomics conference, held in late September in Huntsville, Ala. A health index based on the strength of the immune system will enable doctors to diagnose normal health as well as disease, said Han, who is a faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha. “The U.S. health care system is often criticized as overly focused ...
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iCubate data presented at American Society of Microbiology meeting

New Orleans, La. — During the 115th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, iCubate® Inc., in conjunction with expert microbiologists representing clinical laboratories from around the U.S., released positive pre-clinical data on the company’s diagnostic test for blood stream infection. The data were generated at the following sites: Dynacare Laboratories/Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis.; the Laboratory Alliance of Central New York in Liverpool, N.Y.; and University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center/TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. According to the publication, “Early identification of the organism(s) present in positive blood culture bottles and genetic determinants associated ...
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