Studies of genes and proteins are leading to new diagnostic tools that can help detect disease earlier and with greater specificity.
Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a cheap and reliable diagnostic test for a rare form of cancer. The test involves screening tumour samples for a particular molecular fingerprint unique to this cancer. 20/05/11
A new study has provided the first direct evidence that over-activity of a gene called FTO leads to over-eating and obesity in mice. The findings suggest that the gene could be a promising target for developing anti-obesity drugs that decrease the gene's activity. 16/11/10