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Increasing diversity among patients calls for a more nuanced approach to diagnostics and therapies. However, many approaches still fail to distinguish between male and female patients, let alone persons beyond the binary gender spectrum – with potentially adverse effects for their health. We also look at how an increase in greenhouse gas emissions works in favour of many pathogens and the rise of the fake news 'infodemic' during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Article • Preventing clinical errors

Supporting transgender health in the clinical laboratory

Clinical laboratories need to be proactive to attract transgender patients for testing and to ensure that they are comfortable with the services provided. This issue is of great importance to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), ...

News • Liquid biopsy for early detection of brain tumours

Glioblastoma: Mathematical modelling could lead to simple blood test

The development of a simple blood test for glioblastomas could mean earlier diagnosis and more effective and personalised treatment options against the most common type of malignant brain cancer.

Video • Clonal somatic mutations

How does cancer grow? Genetic mapping gives new insight

Researchers from the UK and Sweden have found that individual prostate tumours contain a previously unknown range of genetic variation.

Article • Hologic at ECR 2022

Painting a global picture of Women’s health

At ECR, companies routinely present their latest diagnostic solutions to the audience, and Hologic is no different. However, at this year’s congress, the manufacturer went beyond just showcasing new systems for women’s health. Additional focus ...

News • Greenhouse gas emissions

How climate change impacts human pathogenic diseases

A comprehensive assessment of scientific literature has uncovered empirical evidence that more than 58% of human diseases caused by pathogens, such as dengue, hepatitis, pneumonia, malaria, Zika, have been aggravated by climatic hazards.

News • Hashtag hygiene

Covid-19 disinformation: experts explain "infodemic"

More than 225,000 tweets with the hashtags #scamdemic and #plandemic led to an “infodemic” of misinformation and disinformation on Twitter during the first year of the pandemic, a new study finds.

Article • Philips presents portfolio update at ECR 2022

AI-powered MRI to increase imaging speed, reduce staff burden

The portfolio Philips presented at ECR 2022 revealed that the company not only advanced their products, but also listened to medical professionals and patients – and took their feedback to heart.

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Article • Men, women, nonbinary health

Gender medicine in focus

Article • More than just a subdiscipline

Spotlight on clinical chemistry

 

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