A new lab-on-a-chip device called real-time ELISA combines blood tests to provide something more like a movie than a photo.
Dec. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Measuring levels of a specific type of Alzheimer's protein in the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine can indicate how far the disease has progressed.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers have created a low-cost, pain-free, super simple malaria test that delivers results in just a few minutes with a microneedle patch.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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A simple blood test that doesn't require overnight fasting could identify youth at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Detecting a specific kind of protein in a blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease far before symptoms begin to appear, reasearchers say.
July 31, 2020 • ~7 min
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"Until now, we didn't appreciate how different environmental risk factors can synergize to drive the disease."
July 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.
May 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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