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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…
Researchers develop affordable new test for dengue

September 10, 2019

New tests could differentiate tropical diseases with a small blood sample. University of Alberta researchers have developed a…
Smartphone-based device for detecting norovirus, the ‘cruise ship’ microbe

August 29, 2019

Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea and…
Study: Helping Some Infants with Fevers Avoid Painful Tests in the ER

August 29, 2019

Being a new parent is scary, but it’s even scarier when your infant is running a fever, as it…
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…
Shoebox-size breath analyzer spots deadly lung disease faster, more accurately than doctors

August 5, 2019

A small, portable breath monitor developed at the University of Michigan can quickly and accurately detect acute respiratory…
Digital twins – an aid to tailor medication to individual patients

July 31, 2019

Advanced computer models of diseases can be used to improve diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to develop…
Smartphone virus scanner is not what you think

July 31, 2019

The current leading method to assess the presence of viruses and other biological markers of disease is effective…
Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

July 24, 2019

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause…
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…
This image shows six devices with biosensors to detect whether a cancer cell is alive when it passes through a tiny hole for fluids. The devices fit on a 3-inch wide piece of glass. Image credit: Zhongtian Lin
Cancer Device Created at Rutgers to See if Targeted Chemotherapy is Working

July 17, 2019

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer…
APTOS 2019 Blindness Detection

July 15, 2019

Millions of people suffer from diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working aged adults. Aravind Eye Hospital in India…
A smartphone solution for diagnostic testing in rural, remote areas

July 9, 2019

An SFU researcher is hoping to help women in rural areas access information about their reproductive health using…
Psychiatric Diagnoses have Little to no Scientific Validity, New Study Suggests

July 9, 2019

Diagnostic manuals of mental disorders, such as the latest version of the DSM, have been developed to provide…
Cardiac-arrest detection developed for smart speakers

June 20, 2019

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest…
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…
Scientists created a 0.2 mm thick probe to examine damaged lung tissue

June 18, 2019

Lung diseases are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. One of the…
Scientists created video goggles to improve the diagnosis of vertigo

June 14, 2019

Vertigo is not the fear of heights. It is actually a form of severe dizziness, which leads to…
Artificial intelligence tool to help detect brain aneurysms

June 10, 2019

Doctors could soon get some help from an artificial intelligence tool when diagnosing brain aneurysms – bulges in…
Researchers use technology to predict schizophrenia

June 7, 2019

Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that affects about 1% of the population, is a leading cause of functional disability…
Painless skin patch collects fluid for diagnostic testing

June 7, 2019

Although blood contains a wealth of potential biomarkers of disease, it can be challenging to obtain and analyze.…
Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous

June 6, 2019

Pancreatic cancer kills more than 45,000 people in the U.S. each year, mostly due to the fact that…
New Technique Sees Bacterial Growth Quicker

May 31, 2019

Approach has implications for food safety, health and research. Whether a clinical lab technician is helping a doctor…
$9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

May 30, 2019

A multicenter research team led jointly by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University…
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