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The plan focuses on five scientific priorities to advance research and development over the next five years, including developing diagnostic tests for the diseases. 

Acquired epilepsy is a form of the neurological disorder that results from other conditions such as stroke, infections, and traumatic brain injury.

Specific Diagnostics said it plans to apply CE marking to the Reveal system next year, followed by submission to the FDA for 510(k) clearance. 

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

A recent study from UCSF suggests Abbott's blood-based i-Stat Alinity device may be able to identify TBI that isn't found by a CT scan.

The platform is designed to isolate exosomes from blood, then release their extracellular RNA cargo for analysis as biomarkers for diseases including cancer.

The drug developer said that the biomarker panel will form the basis of a planned point-of-care test for acute respiratory distress syndrome.

The company also received a contract from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for a separate sepsis test.

Treatment of Chagas disease can be lengthy and there is currently no available method to confirm whether a patient has been cured, according to the firm.

During an NIH meeting, researchers from four newborn sequencing research projects discussed results of their studies and future implications.   

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