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Urine as an emerging liquid biopsy for bladder cancer biomarker detection
Given the function of the bladder, and its proximity to the urinary tract, urine as a sample type is particularly attractive as it can contain potential biomarkers for bladder cancer detection.
HPV vaccination
Vaccines play a critical role in protecting people against disease. HPV vaccination is primarily used for young girls, but is also recommended for boys. This blog explains the potential of HPV vaccination in reducing HPV-related cancers for girls and boys.
Urine-based DNA methylation biomarkers promising in cancer research
DNA methylation-based biomarkers have shown potential in disease detection and monitoring . This blog highlights areas in which DNA methylation could support cancer research and examples of biomarkers that are being investigated for various cancer types. Abnormal DNA methylation is common in cancer...
3 reasons why urine preservation is important
Did you know a urine preservative can help maintain the integrity and original composition of urine samples. Read our latest blog to know 3 reasons why urine preservation is needed.
Urine as a way to screen more women for gynecological cancers
Urine as a liquid biopsy is attractive in the field of gynecological cancer research. Urine in conjunction with other diagnostic tools could help screen for these diseases more quickly and accurately, allowing treatment to start earlier, especially during a time where healthcare systems are stressed, but even beyond.
HIV prevention and STI detection go hand in hand
Given the disproportionate impact of STIs and HIV on the same populations, more convenient STI testing methods are needed to reach groups at risk. PrEP provides the opportunity to reach people at highest HIV and STI risk, expanding HIV prevention and optimizing STI services. Urine has shown to be a more accepted and effective sample type to detect several STIs.
Womens day in Science
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Novosanis celebrates all women that contribute to this field. Read our blog, where we highlight the work of key women scientists as well as share some insights into our team!
Impact of COVID-9
Cancer screening rates have significantly dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternative sampling methods are essential to continue healthcare practices in these challenging times. Urine as a sample type has shown great potential especially for cervical cancer screening
Volatile organic compounds in urine
Recent research has shown that volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a group of small molecule metabolites, that are continuously generated in the human body can act as biomarkers in cancer detection. Distinct urinary VOC patterns have been associated with different cancer types, as well as cancer stages.
HIV and cervical cancer: are they linked?
Detection of HPV in urine offers great potential to reach women who do not participate in regular screening programs and are HIV positive.
World Health Day
Finding simple methods to continue to receive care and essential medical services is critical at this time. On World Health Day, we share how home-based urine sampling offers a solution to reach a wider population.
Novosanis Team (group photo by car)
On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2020), Novosanis celebrates all women in science and health. In particular, we want to take this opportunity to recognize Katherine Johnson - the NASA mathematician, who recently passed away at age 101.