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.
Over the past century, the most reliable method of diagnosing diseases has been the microscopic visualization of thinly sectioned tissues mounted on glass slides. This practice of histopathology is universally … Continue Reading Pen-sized microscope which identifies cancer cells in the operating room, out of animal studies.
Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs, C. difficile and MRSA among them, could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, … Continue Reading Researchers develop world’s most sensitive universal diagnostic test for all disease.
In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, researchers from Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and The Department of Veterans Affairs found those … Continue Reading First large-scale longitudinal study links PTSD to heart disease.
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, state researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost … Continue Reading Radio-controlled nanobots open the blood-brain barrier just the right amount in murine studies.
Leprosy is a chronic infection of the skin, peripheral nerves, eyes and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, affecting over a quarter million people worldwide. Its symptoms can be gruesome … Continue Reading The genomes and origins of the leprosy bacterias compared for the first time.
A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the UC San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians … Continue Reading New bio-ink pens allow users to draw glucose sensors on themselves, test for pollutants.
New clot strengthening injectable polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and works immediately.
Most military battlefield casualties die before reaching a surgical hospital. Of those soldiers who might potentially survive, most die from uncontrolled bleeding. In some cases, there’s not much medics can … Continue Reading New clot strengthening injectable polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and works immediately.
A research team from the UCLA School of Dentistry has utilized a novel technology called electric field-induced release and measurement (EFIRM) to test lung cancer patients’ saliva for epidermal growth factor … Continue Reading Researchers develop saliva-based RNA test for lung cancer.