Membrane proteins are a basic component of every cell in the human body, playing a vital role in the cell’s structure, metabolism, and transport. They ensure substances, such as proteins, … Continue Reading New nanosensor can live-track a proteins’ pathway through the cell.
Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management, however, it is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Now, a study from … Continue Reading Researchers develop an ingestible bacteria-on-a-chip to diagnose disease.
Unchanged for decades, breast screening technology such as mammograms can be painful and generally rely on anatomical differences with several limitations. These include the lack of phenotyping to identify aggressive … Continue Reading Researchers use non-invasive ‘diagnostic pill’ to detect breast cancer in mice.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder as well as the leading cause of senile dementia worldwide, with no effective treatment and limited functionality for early diagnosis. Now, a … Continue Reading Noninvasive eye scan can detect key signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans.
Colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy. By snaking a camera through a patient’s intestines, doctors can identify polyps and … Continue Reading New nanotech contrast enables blood test for precancerous growth in colon cancer.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for chromosomal foetal disorders is used increasingly to test for conditions such as Down’s syndrome. NIPT examines DNA from the foetus in the mother’s blood, and … Continue Reading Noninvasive prenatal fetal testing used to detect early stage cancer in mothers for the first time.
Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article … Continue Reading Swallowable gas capsule could be used to measure intestinal gas to diagnose disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the … Continue Reading FDA approves world’s first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer.
Researchers and doctors at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) have co-developed the first molecular test kit that can … Continue Reading First ever kidney cancer molecular test predicts patient’s survival and drug response.
Research conducted at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumour growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the … Continue Reading Scripps Florida scientists find genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumours.
Could the body’s own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer’s dementia and concussions?. The study focuses on the … Continue Reading Immune response protein is a link between brain injury and brain disorders.
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