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Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) have successfully solved a longstanding problem…
With one click, ‘digital pipeline’ automates classification of diabetic kidney disease

September 6, 2019

A new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision, has…
Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses

August 12, 2019

Researchers at University of Washington and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed an artificial intelligence system that…
Sweating the Small Stuff

May 7, 2019

Assistant professor of medical engineering Wei Gao is enriching the field of personalized and precision medicine with an abundant source…
The Doctor and the Machine

April 8, 2019

A 49-year-old man notices a painless rash on his shoulder but doesn’t seek care. Months later, during a…
New cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate

December 18, 2018

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical…
‘Hopeful technology’ could change detection, diagnosis of deadly ovarian cancer

November 19, 2018

Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 14,000 in the U.S. each year, ranking fifth among cancer…
Machine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

October 27, 2018

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify…
Better diagnosis to improve breast cancer treatment

October 25, 2018

Breast cancer patients will soon have a better chance of fighting the disease thanks to new pathology guidelines…
New approach improves detection of diseases at birth

September 14, 2018

The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in…
Electrochemical ‘roughening’ improves LLNL-developed flexible biological sensors

September 12, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers and scientists have developed a new technique that enhances the performance of…
Fast, noninvasive technique for probing cells may reveal disease

August 3, 2017

The stiffness or elasticity of a cell can reveal much about whether the cell is healthy or diseased.…
Quick test finds signs of sepsis in a single drop of blood

July 3, 2017

A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of…
Study examines accuracy of melanoma biopsy findings

June 30, 2017

Every year, millions of Americans have a suspicious mole or skin lesion biopsied and sent to a pathologist…
Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D

June 27, 2017

When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving…
The (Extra) Eyes Have It

June 21, 2017

Your doctor is an expert with many years of experience. So when she tells you, upon reviewing all…
Review of Appendix Cancer Cases Finds Over Diagnosis

June 9, 2017

Lesions of the appendix are being over diagnosed as invasive cancer, report University of California San Diego School…
Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER

May 23, 2017

A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of…
A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing disease

December 8, 2015

The development of a reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects…
3D X-ray Detects 40% More Breast Cancer than Traditional Mammography

May 8, 2015

Tomosynthesis – a new X-ray cancer screening method – detects up to 40% more breast cancer cases than…
New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

May 5, 2015

A new approach to ovarian cancer detection developed by UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs could lead to widespread screening for the…
California Launches Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

April 15, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a statewide initiative with the University of California, to advance the field of…
A new way to diagnose malaria using magnetic fields

September 1, 2014

Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a…
Better malaria detector wins MIT $100K

May 16, 2014

Talk about resourcefulness: An MIT team that has leveraged two novelty items to more rapidly and accurately diagnose…
Illuminating a complex disease: Endometriosis

February 6, 2014

Endometriosis, the invasive displacement of uterine tissue into surrounding organs, affects at least 10 percent of women. The…
Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Progenitor Cells Before Tumors Become Visible

October 21, 2013

For the first time, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have isolated and…
Post-mortem MRI: a viable alternative to an autopsy

May 20, 2013

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in fetuses and newborn…
Paired CT Scans Catch Chemo-Killing of Liver Tumors in Real Time

January 2, 2013

Using two successive pairs of specialized CT scans, a team of Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists has produced…
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