Blood Test

The Next Frontier In Coronavirus Testing: Identifying The Full Scope Of The Pandemic, Not Just...

From StatNews By Andrew Joseph @DrewQJoseph March 27, 2020 Scientists are starting to roll out new blood tests for the coronavirus, a key development that, unlike the current diagnostic tests, will help pinpoint people who are immune and reveal the...

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Virus Test Results In Minutes? Scientists Question Accuracy

Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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New Ai-powered Blood Test Could Reveal Lung Cancer Without A Ct Scan

A blood test that uses machine learning to hunt for cancer DNA could reveal lung cancer in patients who otherwise would never have been tested.  The system is accurate in roughly two-thirds of patients, but that may be enough to save an additional...
Related topics: DNA Test, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, DNA, Genetics

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Blood Tests Could Help Battle Covid-19 In Us

A blood treatment used to diagnose HIV also could help in the fight against COVID-19.
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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A Company That Bought Theranos' Patents Is Using Them To Sue A Health Startup Working On...

A company that bought patents from failed blood-testing startup Theranos has filed a lawsuit claiming that a health startup that recently launched three COVID-19 tests is infringing on those patents. The company behind the lawsuit, Fortress...
Related topics: Patents, Startup, Lawsuits

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Many Alcohol-related Motor Vehicle Deaths Involve Drivers Who Could Pass A Blood Alcohol Test,...

One in seven alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths involves drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit, according to a sobering study published Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. More than half of the...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Test Proves Blood On Murder Weapon Was Fruit Preserves

Originally published in February 1857 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New Alzheimer's Blood Test; Widowhood And Cognition; Tau And Autism

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Two studies in Nature Medicine showed a blood test could detect abnormal accumulation of phosphorylated-tau-181 and differentiate between Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Sanofi agreed to pay nearly $12...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Sanofi

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A Highly-sensitive Blood Test Could Predict If A Healthy Person Will Have A Heart Attack Or Stroke...

Heart disease and stroke are the world's biggest killers but they can often be avoided if the risks are identified early and properly managed.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke

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China Is Diagnosing Coronavirus Patients By Looking For 'ground Glass' In Their Lungs. Take A Look...

The scans aren't as thorough as a blood tests, but doctors in Wuhan are reportedly running short on test kits.

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Ai-enabled Eye Tracking Can Help Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis

Right now, there are no specific tests that can detect multiple sclerosis, a neurological disease. Instead, to diagnose the issue in patients, a series of tests are required to rule out other possible conditions, which involve blood tests, an MRI,...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis

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Simple Blood Test Could Help Predict Progression Of Parkinson's Disease

In order to provide the best medical care for newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, a method of predicting their cognitive and motor progression, beyond using purely clinical parameters, would have major implications for their...
Related topics: Parkinson's

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New Test Can Confirm Cocaine Use Through Your Fingerprint

How do you know if someone has taken cocaine? Sometimes it can be obvious through the person’s actions and behavior, but sometimes it might not. Typically speaking, testing for drugs can be conducted by taking hair, blood, urine, or sweat...

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City In A Test Tube: Researchers Simulate Urban Pollution To Show How It Damages The Heart

A unique study mimicking city centre pollution levels shows how just two hours of bad air adversely affects the heart and blood vessels for a whole day.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Disrupting How We Detect Asthma & Hypertension | Edward Allegra, Biolum Sciences

BY JESSICA DAMASSA BioLum Sciences is introducing new chemistry that has the potential to completely change the way we test for respiratory illnesses, like asthma, and analyze blood samples to identify hypertension. CEO Edward Allegra talks...
Related topics: Asthma, Hypertension

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Advisory: Resarchers Develop Ultasensitive Blood Test To Predict Recurrence Of Gastric Cancers

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, working with colleagues in the Netherlands, developed a blood test that can predict recurrence of gastric cancer in patients after surgery. A description of their test, which is...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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True Blood? In The Shadow Of Theranos, Truvian Revives Dream Of Low-cost Blood Tests

San Diego life sciences executive Jeff Hawkins is trying to bring credibility back to field rocked by scandal.A former Illumina vice president, Hawkins heads startup Truvian Sciences. The 5-year-old c… Read More
Related topics: Startup

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Ai-analyzed Blood Test Can Predict The Progression Of Neurodegenerative Disease

Evaluating the effectiveness of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is often difficult because each patient's progression is different. A new study shows artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of blood samples can predict and explain disease...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Researchers Hope To Make Needle Pricks For Diabetics A Thing Of The Past

Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more than half of patients don’t test often enough, in part because of the pain and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Ultrasensitive Test Better Predicts Final Menstrual Period

An ultrasensitive AMH blood test predicts final menstrual period to within 1 to 2 years, which is more accurate than current methods; expert notes results do not apply to women younger than 42 years. Medscape Medical News

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