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What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question. Cancer becomes deadly when it spreads, or metastasizes. Not all cells have the same ability to travel through the body, but researchers don’t understand why.


A wearable that promises to take away your pain

There are wearables that count your steps, monitor your posture, check your stress levels, and track your pulse. So why not have one to relieve chronic pain?


Danaher to acquire Pall Corporation

Danaher Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Pall Corporation pursuant to which Danaher will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pall for $127.20 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $13.8 billion, including assumed debt and net of acquired cash.  


Pacific Bioscience and Raindance Technologies partner to co-develop and commercialize novel solutions for de novo whole genome assembly

Partnership combines Pacific Biosciences’ Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing and informatics capabilities with RainDance’s proprietary digital droplet and single molecule barcoding technology.


Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics sign strategic collaboration in infectious diseases

Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop a range of multiplex infectious disease tests to run on the Biocartis Idylla™ system.


Apple has plans for your DNA

The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies
Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world’s most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup.



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