A simple blood test will soon be able to catch the vast majority of a group of chronic blood cancers, a new study reveals. The scientists also identified a new gene, CALR, which is altered in 40 percent of blood disorders.
A new microchip-based device may greatly simplify the monitoring of patients’ response to...
As you step outdoors into the bright sunshine, your pupils automatically contract. Scientists...
Using a special MRI technique designed for studies of sleeping infants, researchers have found...
Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a new study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of four diagnostic devices that can be used for high throughput gene sequencing, often referred to as “next generation sequencing” (NGS). These instruments, reagents and test systems allow labs to sequence a patient’s DNA.
A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Scientists have discovered that the presence of a specific protein can distinguish between prostate cancers that are aggressive and need further treatment from those that may never seriously harm the patient.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis now offers genetic testing to help diagnose and treat patients with heart disorders that can lead to sudden death.
Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer’s disease.
To better understand and one day provide improved treatments for depression, addiction and anxiety, researchers are using tiny, electronic devices to identify and map neural circuits in the brain.
For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as “junk DNA.”
With almost no experience, newly graduated medical students enter teaching hospitals around the country every July, beginning their careers as interns, while last year’s interns and junior residents take a step up and assume new responsibilities. Some experienced physicians share a joke about this changing of the guard: Don’t get sick in July.
Eye contact during early infancy may be a key to early identification of autism, according to a new study, which revealed the earliest sign of developing autism ever observed- a steady decline in attention to others’ eyes within the first two to six months of life.
Researcher Finds Way to Reduce Unnecessary Lab Tests, Decrease Patient Costs by Modifying Software DesignNovember 5, 2013 12:36 pm | News | Comments
When patients undergo diagnostic lab tests as part of the inpatient admission process, they may wonder why or how physicians choose particular tests. Now, a researcher and her colleagues have studied how to modify these lists to ensure health professionals order relevant tests and omit unnecessary lab tests.
Researchers have found a more accurate method to screen for bacterial meningococcal infection in its early stages, when it's hardest to detect.
A new study questions previous suggestions that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the result of fundamental abnormalities in dopamine transmission, and suggests that the main cause of the disorder may lie instead in structural differences in the grey matter in the brain.
Borrowing a tactic used to identify lung infections, researchers have discovered a potential method to identify traumatic brain injuries that uses positron emission tomography scans and the body’s immune response to a brain injury.
According to a new study, a novel mammography procedure could generate substantial added-value for the diagnosis of breast cancer in medical practice.
A new breast cancer risk gene has been discovered which explains the early-onset breast cancer in some multiple-case breast cancer families.
In a small preliminary study, researchers say a blood test based on detection of epigenetic alterations may reveal the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, a disease that is nearly always fatal because of its late diagnosis.
New research indicates that brain scans show signs of autism that could eventually support behavior-based diagnosis of autism and effective early intervention therapies.
There is currently no fast and easy way to diagnose life-threatening blood clots, but new technology may soon change that: A team of engineers has developed a way to detect blood clots using a simple urine test.
A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler to test for smell sensitivity can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found.
Pancreatic cancer is typically diagnosed through an invasive and complicated biopsy. Now, in a study on a tumor-ridden mouse model, researchers were able to definitively validate that pancreatic cancer biomarkers reside in saliva.
A new study says it can link what is in a patient's urine to gene mutations that cause retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, an inherited, degenerative disease that results in severe vision impairment and often blindness.
Although Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S., there are no standard clinical tests available to identify this widespread condition. Now, researchers have discovered that an important clue to diagnosing Parkinson’s may lie just beneath the skin.
Cancerous tumors can shed cells that travel through the blood stream and create new cancerous growths. These seed cells can be very difficult to detect, but scientists are developing a noninvasive method using a mini-microscope that could find these cells.
Inspired by how wireless communication networks use multiple radio frequencies to communicate with multiple users, researchers have developed a new high-speed microscopy technique that is an order of magnitude faster than current fluorescence-imaging technologies.
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