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How well can computers connect symptoms to diseases?

4 days ago

A new MIT study finds “health knowledge graphs,” which show relationships between symptoms and diseases and are intended…
Artificial Intelligence Improves Brain Tumor Diagnosis

January 7, 2020

Optical imaging and artificial intelligence are making brain tumor diagnosis quicker and more accurate. Neurosurgeons can leave the…
Smartphone cameras and pregnancy test-like procedure can speed up Urinary Tract Infection diagnosis

January 7, 2020

Biological Engineers at the University of Bath have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary…
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A fast and inexpensive device to capture and identify viruses

December 30, 2019

A device to quickly capture and identify various strains of virus has been developed, according to researchers at…
Paper-based test could diagnose Lyme disease at early stages

December 20, 2019

After a day hiking in the forest, the last thing a person wants to discover is a tick…
‘DNA is not your destiny’: Genetics a poor predictor of risk for most diseases, study suggests

December 19, 2019

Diseases including many cancers, diabetes and Alzheimer’s have a genetic contribution of five to 10 per cent at…
Math Equation Predicts and Detects Liver Cancer

December 17, 2019

By combining RNA sequencing, bioinformatics and mathematical modeling, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores…
Toward a “Head-to-Toe” Health Check from a Single Blood Test

December 4, 2019

Getting a blood draw is a standard first step toward almost any medical diagnosis – whether your doctor…
Persistent concussion symptoms can be predicted

December 1, 2019

Concussions can be extremely scary, but they are very common. In fact, it is likely that multiple people…
Portable photoacoustic breast imaging system shows promise during initial lab tests

November 28, 2019

A new, portable breast imaging system under development in Buffalo has the potential to better identify breast cancer…
Blood test for deadly eye melanoma

November 27, 2019

A simple blood test could soon become the latest monitoring tool for the early detection of melanoma in…
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New blood test can help catching deadly eye melanoma early

November 22, 2019

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer. It is not easy to notice, because people are not…
New Pulsed Electric Field Technology Could Allow for Less Invasive Tumor Molecular Profiling

November 20, 2019

Current cancer treatment courses often begin with tissue biopsies. Biopsies, however, which involve the physical resection of a…
Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?

November 18, 2019

Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity —…
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Electronic nose to “sniff” dogs for deadly tropical disease

November 15, 2019

Fewer dogs in Brazil may be euthanized unnecessarily after researchers showed that a new test is 95% accurate in identifying the deadly…
New AI Model Tries to Synthesize Patient Data Like Doctors Do

November 13, 2019

PNNL incorporates information of over 300,000 medical concepts, more than any existing AI data set, in effort to…
Pioneering new ‘smart needle’ could revolutionize cancer diagnosis

November 13, 2019

A multidisciplinary team of experts has developed a ground-breaking ‘smart needle’ probe that uses light to pinpoint cancerous…
Fujitsu Improves Efficiency in Cancer Genomic Medicine in Joint AI Research with the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo

November 10, 2019

Fujitsu has announced the results of a joint research project it has been conducting with the Institute of…
Researcher will improve diagnoses for cancer

November 8, 2019

More knowledge about so-called circular RNA could improve the ability to make more accurate diagnoses and predict how…
Marker reveals if benign-appearing meningiomas are perilous

November 5, 2019

A modified protein in benign-appearing meningiomas can reveal which are truly benign and which are more dangerous and…
Advancing Early Cancer Detection Methods

October 28, 2019

An interdepartmental team at the University of Michigan obtains a prestigious NIH grant that will support an advanced…
New biomarkers for childhood asthma may facilitate early diagnosis

October 23, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have followed children who have sought emergency care for wheezing during their first years…
Researchers develop a stress test to separate the tough bacteria from the tender

October 21, 2019

By scooping the guts out of bacteria and refilling them with an expansive fluid, scientists can discover whether…
Study will offer genetic cancer tests at primary-care level

October 3, 2019

It may sound odd, but most tests for hereditary cancer risks are prescribed by doctors after the patient has been…
Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2019

In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease…
Test for Life-Threatening Nutrient Deficit Made From Bacteria Entrails

September 26, 2019

In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler’s fingertip, and like most of the other…
RSNA Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection

September 23, 2019

Intracranial hemorrhage, bleeding that occurs inside the cranium, is a serious health problem requiring rapid and often intensive…
Machine learning improves cancer diagnosis

September 20, 2019

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) have successfully solved a longstanding problem…
AI can predict the chances of surviving oral cancer

September 16, 2019

The chances of surviving oral cancers can be predicted by state of the art AI algorithms – developed…
Using technology to detect autism sooner

September 13, 2019

While doctors agree that children can be diagnosed with autism as early as age two, the average age…
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