Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic CancerNews
The new test can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer, and provide results in less than an hour.Read more
A Breath Test for Early Diagnosis of Oesophageal and Gastric CancerNews
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.Read more
Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic UseNews
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).Read more
Algorithm Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart AttackNews
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.
Catching Cancer Early: How Improving Cancer Awareness Can Prevent Delayed DiagnosisArticle
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.
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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water AnalysisArticle
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.Read more
The Future for PCR DiagnosticsArticle
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.Read more
Blood Tests for Brain DiseasesArticle
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.Read more
Detecting Cancer Earlier: The Importance of Collaboration, Funding and TechnologyArticle
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.Read more
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