A simple blood test that doesn't require overnight fasting could identify youth at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
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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.
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"Until now, we didn't appreciate how different environmental risk factors can synergize to drive the disease."
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Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.
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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.
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A new blood test accurately detects a protein that indicates Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. It may change the way we diagnose and treat the disease.
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A new kind of smart toilet can check users for diseases using a variety of biomarkers. It even comes with an ID scanner and can send data to the cloud.
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