The leading cause of death worldwide, cancer killed at least 7.6 million people in 2008, accounting for a staggering thirteen percent of all deaths globally. With no signs of abating, … Continue Reading Non-invasive blood test can detect cancer four years before diagnosis.
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.
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease, with a death rate close to the incidence rate. Because more than 90% of pancreatic cancer cases are diagnosed at the metastatic stage, when … Continue Reading Early indicators of pancreatic cancer identified in precision medicine study.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe infectious disease which caused an epidemic in West Africa in 2013-2015, and has resulted in at least 10,000 confirmed deaths. Early diagnosis of … Continue Reading Cell-free microRNA identified as biomarker for early diagnosis of Ebola.
Preeclampsia, which affects 5 to 8% of pregnancies worldwide, is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. The disorder is the number one reason physicians decide to … Continue Reading New field-based test for preeclampsia validated in large-scale study.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) represents a diverse group of neurodevelopmental conditions. The clinical presentation and outcome vary substantially. The use of genome-wide tests to provide molecular diagnosis for individuals with … Continue Reading Study identifies children with Autism who benefit from genetic testing.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and a growing public health concern because of an aging global population. It is often associated with increased fluid pressure in … Continue Reading Large-scale study finds link between blood levels of metals and glaucoma.
A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on human DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new … Continue Reading New blood-telomere test can predict cancer years before disease develops.
Researchers at the University of California have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the … Continue Reading Stomach acid-powered nanobots get their first test in a living animal.
Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer … Continue Reading New imaging technique shows great potential for cervical cancer detection and diagnosis.