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Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent on CT Scans

August 28, 2019

Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a…
Blood test is highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer’s before symptoms arise

August 7, 2019

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps…
Routine blood test could lead to earlier diabetes diagnosis

July 22, 2019

The results of random plasma glucose (RPG) tests, which are commonly measured as part of routine outpatient laboratory…
Reducing antibiotic use

July 12, 2019

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition…
Blood Test Predicts Stroke Risk in Patients with Diabetes

June 19, 2019

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke. “Every 40 seconds an American…
Coming soon: A home blood test to better monitor chronic illnesses

May 28, 2019

In his lab, UdeM professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle is busy perfecting a biosensor that patients with kidney disease, heart…
Scientists develop technology to capture tumor cells

May 20, 2019

Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack…
Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells

May 17, 2019

A new way to cleanly separate out cancer cells from a blood sample enables comprehensive genetic profiling of…
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Researchers Develop a New Early-Detection Blood Test for Alzheimer‘s

May 7, 2019

Coming on the heels of two failed major studies on promising antibodies designed to fight Alzheimer’s, a new…
A new method to select the right treatment for advanced prostate cancer

May 7, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified blood-based biomarkers that may determine which patients will benefit from…
Making the Invisible Visible: New method Opens Unexplored Realms for Liquid Biopsies

May 7, 2019

Advancing technology is allowing scientists increasingly to search for tiny signs of cancer and other health issues in…
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified

May 3, 2019

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something…
Stanford doctors, materials scientists hope a blood test will encourage more colon cancer screenings

April 23, 2019

Up to half of people who should be screened for colorectal cancer do not get the routine procedure.…
Researchers develop a simple new blood test for tuberculosis

April 3, 2019

Testing for tuberculosis is fairly straightforward in most cases, but existing tests don’t work for everyone because they…
Developing a blood test to screen for ovarian cancer

March 27, 2019

More than 16,000 women die from ovarian cancer each year in the United States. Ovarian cancer is often…
Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia

March 21, 2019

For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples – work…
Small Babies, Big Data

March 14, 2019

The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of rapid biological change as the baby adapts…
HIV prevention study finds universal “test and treat” approach can reduce new infections

March 12, 2019

New HIV infections declined by 30 percent in southern African communities where health workers conducted house-to-house voluntary HIV…
New microfluidics device can detect cancer cells in blood

February 26, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia, have developed a…
Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

February 14, 2019

It’s long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV…
Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection

January 28, 2019

Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected…
Fidget spinner as centrifuge separates blood plasma

January 28, 2019

Some people use fidget spinners –– flat, multi-lobed toys with a ball bearing at the center –– to…
Blood test detects Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms

January 24, 2019

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s…
Heat it and read it: Enabling mobile testing for pathogens

January 11, 2019

Sandia device update enables mobile testing for viruses, bacteria and active toxins You’re sweating and feverish and have…
Cochlea showing hair cells. UConn researchers found that blood levels of the protein prestin, found only in these outer hair cells, spike after exposure to loud noise. Image credit: 2015, Huh et al., subject to a CC-BY 4.0 license | eLife journal
Hearing Loss Announced by Protein Boom in Blood

January 8, 2019

Blood levels of a special protein found only in the inner ear spike after exposure to loud noise,…
Artificial intelligence-based device detects moving parasites in bodily fluid for easier, earlier diagnosis

December 16, 2018

UCLA engineers have developed a device that can analyze more than 3 milliliters of fluid in 20 minutes,…
New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer

November 23, 2018

Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test…
Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

October 17, 2018

A new blood test for children with brain tumors may offer a safe way to allow doctors to…
Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than biopsies alone

October 16, 2018

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a…
Tales from 141,430 and one genomes

October 5, 2018

Analysis of the world’s largest set of genome data from pregnant women, totaling 141,431 expectant mothers from across…
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