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Test Measures Immune Response To Improve Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
News   Feb 17, 2020

Simple blood test could be an important new diagnostic tool for assessing suspicious ovarian growths.

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Predicting Autism Risk May Begin With a Drop of Blood
News   Feb 14, 2020

A new research study will analyze blood for the presence of molecules that might predict autism risk years before symptoms appear.

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Genetic Profile Could Predict Chance of Type 2 Diabetes in Women With Gestational Diabetes
News   Feb 14, 2020

Women who go on to develop type 2 diabetes after having gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes are more likely to have particular genetic profiles, suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

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Injection of "Mental Viagra" Hormone Boosts Brain Activity Associated With Attraction
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study by scientists at Imperial College London explores whether an injection of the hormone kisspeptin could be utilized in the treatment of men with sexual problems that are psychological in origin, an example being low libido.

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CRISPR "Mini-gene" Approach Prevents Liver Disease in Mice
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new CRISPR gene-editing technique prevented a genetic liver disease known to be driven by hundreds of different mutations and improved clinical symptoms in mice, Penn Medicine researchers reported in new proof-of-concept study.

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When It Comes to Sci Comms, Keep It Simple
News   Feb 13, 2020

When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand.

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Simple Blood Test Could Help Predict Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study suggests that a blood test for inflammatory and cell senescence biomarkers could be a reliable predictor of cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease.

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Skin Cancer Diagnosis Apps Are Unreliable and Poorly Regulated
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study suggests that smartphone apps used to detect skin cancer are poorly regulated and are often neither reliable nor accurate.

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Hybrid Microscope Could Bring Digital Biopsy to the Clinic
News   Feb 13, 2020

By adding infrared capability to the ubiquitous, standard optical microscope, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hope to bring cancer diagnosis into the digital era.

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Blood-based Multiplexed Diagnostic Sensor Helps To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease
News   Feb 12, 2020

Researchers have developed a sensor capable of ultrasensitive detection of multiple Alzheimer's disease core biomarkers in human plasma.

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