BioMed Research International

Advances in Molecular Diagnostics


Publishing date
12 Apr 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Nov 2012

1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400 Thailand

2Department of Food Science and Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

3Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA


Advances in Molecular Diagnostics

Description

At present, people are facing serious global challenges in healthcare. Research in molecular diagnostics has provided us with the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health, and diseases and the tools derived thereof are becoming the standard of care for treatment of cancer as well as infectious diseases. The availability of new sequencing methods, microarrays, microfluidics, and biomarker assays has made a shift toward developing diagnostic platforms, which stimulates growth in the field by providing answers to questions regarding diagnosis, prognosis, and best course of treatment, leading to improved outcomes and greater cost savings. It is equally important to identify and resolve existing challenges that impede the effective translation of validated diagnostic biomarkers from laboratory to clinical practice in order to see results from these efforts.

We particularly have an interest in manuscripts that report identification and characterization of genes and/or proteins, which serve as diagnostic biomarkers. Development of practical applications or methodologies for diagnosis and prognosis would be of great interest. Perspective reviews that summarize the advances in novel molecular diagnostic tools and the efficacy of various diagnostic platforms in both laboratory and clinical settings to predict the outcome are welcome. Moreover, papers dealing with criteria of optimal detection methods in clinical samples, leading to a guideline as a tool for clinical guidance, would also be submitted. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of new diagnostic biomarkers
  • Novel diagnostic tools or methodologies
  • Development of diagnostic platforms
  • Technical advances in molecular diagnostics
  • Enhancement of current detection methods
  • Use of different diagnostic platforms in clinical settings

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/amd/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 172521
  • - Editorial

Advances in Molecular Diagnostics

Tavan Janvilisri | Arun K. Bhunia | Joy Scaria
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 953974
  • - Research Article

The Associated Ion between the VDR Gene Polymorphisms and Susceptibility to Hepatocellular Carcinoma and the Clinicopathological Features in Subjects Infected with HBV

Xing Yao | Huazong Zeng | ... | Xiang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 264651
  • - Research Article

Development of a Broad-Range 23S rDNA Real-Time PCR Assay for the Detection and Quantification of Pathogenic Bacteria in Human Whole Blood and Plasma Specimens

Paolo Gaibani | Mara Mariconti | ... | Vittorio Sambri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 875437
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Multiplex PCR with Enhanced Spore Germination for Detection of Clostridium difficile from Stool Samples of the Hospitalized Patients

Surang Chankhamhaengdecha | Piyapong Hadpanus | ... | Tavan Janvilisri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 543294
  • - Research Article

Development of a Generic Microfluidic Device for Simultaneous Detection of Antibodies and Nucleic Acids in Oral Fluids

Zongyuan Chen | William R. Abrams | ... | Paul L. A. M. Corstjens
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 834790
  • - Research Article

Development of a Novel System for Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Cancer-Associated Fucosylation in Plasma α1-Acid Glycoprotein

Takayuki Asao | Shin Yazawa | ... | Hiroyuki Kuwano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 270457
  • - Research Article

Urine Cell-Free DNA Integrity as a Marker for Early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: A Pilot Study

Valentina Casadio | Daniele Calistri | ... | Wainer Zoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 412370
  • - Research Article

A Pentaplex PCR Assay for the Detection and Differentiation of Shigella Species

Suvash Chandra Ojha | Chan Yean Yean | ... | Kirnpal-Kaur Banga Singh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 289295
  • - Research Article

Microsphere Suspension Array Assays for Detection and Differentiation of Hendra and Nipah Viruses

Adam J. Foord | John R. White | ... | Hans G. Heine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 703048
  • - Review Article

Microvesicles as Potential Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers

Ilaria Giusti | Sandra D’Ascenzo | Vincenza Dolo
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