New Tools for Combating Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic resistance is a serious health problem, causing illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to morph into dangerous infections, leading to serious disability or even death. To help fight this growing threat, diagnostics companies are developing new tools and techniques that are playing a crucial role in quickly identifying infectious organisms and preventing the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

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Newly Discovered Biomarker Could Help Diagnose Hearing Loss Earlier

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In collaboration with UConn, Sensorion have identified the first potential biomarker for noise-induced hearing loss, findings which were recently presented at the 53rd American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting.

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How Mass Spectrometry Has Changed The Cancer Diagnostics Game

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Although histopathology is still the gold standard for diagnosing cancer, molecular analysis using MS has gained traction in recent years for detecting tumors, monitoring progression, and even predicting treatment response.

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Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

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The new test can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer, and provide results in less than an hour.

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A Breath Test for Early Diagnosis of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer
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In a multi-centre clinical trial of 335 patients, a new breath test can identify oesophageal and gastric cancer from benign diseases with 85 per cent accuracy. Unlike other methods, the test is non-invasive.

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Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use
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Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections, according to findings from the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT).

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Algorithm Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Attack
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A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care providers to make better use of limited life-saving resources and potentially reduce health care costs.

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A Hangover Pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise
A Hangover Pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise
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Scientists create capsules filled with natural enzymes usually found in liver cells to help the body process the alcohol faster.

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Catching Cancer Early: How Improving Cancer Awareness Can Prevent Delayed Diagnosis
Catching Cancer Early: How Improving Cancer Awareness Can Prevent Delayed Diagnosis
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When it comes to cancer detection and diagnosis – the earlier the better. Cancer that remains undiagnosed until it is within ‘advanced’ stages is harder to treat successfully.

15-40 Connection’s mission is to empower patients and promote cancer conversation to ultimately improve cancer survival rates.

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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
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Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.

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The Future for PCR Diagnostics
The Future for PCR Diagnostics
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The Nobel Prize winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique revolutionized molecular biology on its invention in 1986 and it has done the same for medical diagnostics over the last 15 years. Being able to copy and multiply specific target DNA molecules has opened the door to diagnosing diseases across multiple areas quickly, accurately, and as time progresses at lower cost.

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Blood Tests for Brain Diseases
Blood Tests for Brain Diseases
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Definitive diagnosis for many neurodegenerative diseases – such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) – frequently comes far too late. The “true gold standard” for diagnosis of both Alzheimer’s and CTE is through direct postmortem examination of brain tissue. Now, both researchers and athletes are working to change that.

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Detecting Cancer Earlier: The Importance of Collaboration, Funding and Technology
Detecting Cancer Earlier: The Importance of Collaboration, Funding and Technology
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We recently spoke to Dr David Crosby, Head of Early Detection Research, Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK, to learn more about the importance of early cancer detection.

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