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Chronic Wasting Disease Didn't Cross Into Primates
Chronic Wasting Disease Didn't Cross Into Primates
News   Apr 26, 2018

Chronic wasting disease did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation exploring risks to humans.

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Blood Test To Determine When It Is Safe To Return To Play After A Sports-related Concussion
Blood Test To Determine When It Is Safe To Return To Play After A Sports-related Concussion
News   Apr 24, 2018

A high-sensitive blood test can aid concussed hockey players when it might be safe to return to play. In a study published by the journal Neurology, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have identified a superior blood-based biomarker for assessing subtle brain injury.

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Identifying Vampire Victims
Identifying Vampire Victims
News   Apr 23, 2018

Vampire bats feast on blood from domestic animals and can pass on blood-borne diseases such as rabies in the process. A new DNA analysis technique will make identifying the bat's victims far easier, hopefully simplifying disease control.

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Liquid Biopsy Developed for Multiple Myeloma
Liquid Biopsy Developed for Multiple Myeloma
News   Apr 20, 2018

Chip-based blood test for multiple myeloma could make bone biopsies a relic of the past.

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Stable Beta-Amyloid Dimers Identified in Alzheimer’s Brains
Stable Beta-Amyloid Dimers Identified in Alzheimer’s Brains
News   Apr 20, 2018

A recent study exploited state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to provide the first direct evidence of beta-amyloid dimers in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and points to the potential of these molecules as biomarkers. Beta-amyloid dimers may be the smallest pathological species that trigger Alzheimer’s disease.

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An Artificial Mole As An Early Warning Sign
An Artificial Mole As An Early Warning Sign
News   Apr 20, 2018

ETH researchers have developed an early warning system for the four most common types of cancer. Should a tumour develop, a visible mole will appear on the skin.

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A New, Streamlined Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Bowel Cancer
A New, Streamlined Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Bowel Cancer
News   Apr 18, 2018

Researchers at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have discovered a faster, more cost-effective way to determine which DNA mutations cause human bowel cancer.

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Detecting Heart Disease with an AI App
Detecting Heart Disease with an AI App
News   Apr 18, 2018

The process of assessing and monitoring heart disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is often expensive and time-consuming. A new app that incorporates pulse data to diagnose arterial changes could simplify the whole process.

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Anti-Dehydration Mechanism Discovered
Anti-Dehydration Mechanism Discovered
News   Apr 13, 2018

Why does drinking alcohol or consuming sugar make us thirsty? An international study of mice in Texas and humans in Europe reveals an unexpected anti-dehydration mechanism.

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Path Unlocked to use Cell's Nanoparticles as Biomarkers
Path Unlocked to use Cell's Nanoparticles as Biomarkers
News   Apr 13, 2018

Developing a method to identify individual cell messengers, called extracellular vesicles, means they can now be used to detect cancer and other disease and be engineered for regenerative medicine.

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