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New Technique Detects Typhoid Infections Faster

Researchers have found a new technique for detecting typhoidal Salmonella infections that can significantly help vaccination planning in countries where typhoid is prevalent.
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Measuring Proteins in Eye Fluid Could Identify Patients Needing Lifelong Macular Degeneration Therapy

In a study of eye fluid from 38 patients, researchers say they have found that levels of a specific protein appears to help accurately predict whether people with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration may need lifelong, frequent eye injections to preserve vision or if they can be safely weaned off the treatments.
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Digital PCR Could Help Select the Best Rapid Malaria Test for an Area

According to a study, a digital polymerase chain reaction technique for screening malaria parasite genomes can help identify mutations that allow them to dodge detection by some rapid tests.
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Why the Effect of Breast Cancer Screening Is in Decline

The benefits of breast cancer screening are declining, as treatment for breast cancer is improving. In addition, screenings have been implicated in overdiagnosis and overtreatment of the disease.
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TB Infections Are Rising Among Tanzania's Young People

Investigators report high rates of new tuberculosis infection among adolescents in Tanzania.
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Liquid Biopsy Detects Breast Cancer DNA in Just Five Hours

Researchers have developed a novel, automated liquid biopsy test prototype, designed to detect cancer DNA in the blood of patients with advanced metastatic breast cancer within five hours.
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A Mother's Blood Could Help Predict Type of Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopment condition with a wide range of characteristics of different intensities and causes. One type of autism is maternal autoantibody–related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD). Two studies are expanding our understanding of this type of autism, finding that protein patterns in the blood of expecting mothers could predict autistic traits.
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Gold Sensor Performs On-Body Chemical Analysis

Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor that can be attached directly to the skin and can measure different biomarkers or substances to perform on-body chemical analysis.
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Blood Test Developed To Predict Liver Cancer Risk

A blood test has been designed to non-invasively identify which patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are most likely to develop liver cancer, enabling earlier intervention.
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Women in Science Are Credited Less for Their Contributions Than Men

A new study has revealed that women in science are significantly less likely than men to receive credit as an author in publications to which they contribute.
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