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Single-molecule Detection of Cancer Markers Brings Liquid Biopsy Closer to Clinic
News   Dec 19, 2019

A fast, inexpensive yet sensitive technique to detect cancer markers is bringing researchers closer to a "liquid biopsy" - a test using a small sample of blood or serum to detect cancer, rather than the invasive tissue sampling routinely used for diagnosis.

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Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis Uses Electronic Health Records
News   Dec 18, 2019

Scientists have developed a machine learning-based method of scanning electronic health records to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis in the future.

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Astrophysics and AI Key to Early Dementia Diagnosis
News   Dec 18, 2019

Early diagnosis of dementia in general practice could be improved as a result of a computer model designed in a collaboration between medical researchers and astrophysicists.

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A Novel Genetic Signature For Predicting Breast Cancer
News   Dec 18, 2019

Researchers have identified a genetic signature with prognostic value for certain kinds of breast cancer, which could improve understanding of the aberrant proliferation of blood vessels that occurs during cancer and other diseases.

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Zebrafish “Avatars” Could Help Determine Who Should Receive Radiotherapy
News   Dec 18, 2019

Currently there is no method for clearly determining whether radiotherapy will be an effective treatment for a specific cancer patient. A new assay offers a promising solution with rapid, personalized radiotherapy compatibility testing, using zebrafish as avatars.

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When To Eat Fatty Meals: Nutrition Researchers Discover “Biological Lipid Metabolism Clock”
News   Dec 17, 2019

Just in time for Christmas, scientists have published the results of their research on the influence of fatty breakfasts and dinners on lipid metabolism.

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Simple Tool Predicts Life Expectancy After Dementia Diagnosis
News   Dec 17, 2019

Researchers have developed a simple tool that shows the survival probability of a person with dementia disease over three years, with the hopes this will facilitate dialogue with the most seriously affected and help doctors and others plan care.

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Using Genetic Tools To Treat Little Hearts
News   Dec 17, 2019

A team of researchers has discovered a new mechanism involved in a common congenital disease of the aortic valve.

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Largest Study of Its Kind Finds Many Psychiatric Disorders Arise From the Same Genes
News   Dec 16, 2019

In the largest-ever study of its kind researchers identified more than 100 genetic variants that affect the risk for more than one mental health condition.

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How To Predict Whether Triple Negative Breast Cancer Will Recur
News   Dec 16, 2019

Researchers have discovered how to use circulating tumor DNA to predict whether triple negative breast cancer will recur.

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