Blood test accurately detects Alzheimer’s disease

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.

McGill University • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease biomarkers featured health-and-medicine blood-tests

Blood test detects 26 undiagnosed cancers

A new blood test can safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers, according to a study of more than 9,000 women.

Amy Mone-JHU • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cancer health-and-medicine blood-tests

Blood test may detect pancreatic cancer early

A blood test may offer a way to detect the most common form of pancreatic cancer while still in its early stages, a new study shows.

John Infanti-Penn • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer pancreatic-cancer health-and-medicine blood-tests

Gene ‘scorecard’ could personalize cancer diagnosis

A new "scorecard" that looks at 29 different genes could be a tool to improve cancer diagnosis. It may also help predict patient survivability.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer genes prediction health-and-medicine medical-tests blood-tests

Robot beats people at quick, accurate blood draws

When tested with people with easy-to-access veins, a blood-drawing robot had a 97% success rate. That's just as good and even better than phlebotomists.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: robots blood medical-devices science-and-technology health-and-medicine medical-tests blood-tests

Can A.I. blood analysis predict Alzheimer’s progress?

Artificial intelligence can check blood samples to predict and explain the progress of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, researchers report.

Shawn Hayward-McGill • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease artificial-intelligence huntingtons-disease health-and-medicine blood-tests neurodegenerative-diseases

For painful lesions in pneumonia, a new blood test

A new blood test for children with bacterial pneumonia may determine the cause of painful inflammatory lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.

U. Zurich • futurity
Dec. 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria skin childrens-health pneumonia health-and-medicine medical-tests blood-tests

Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer vision biomarkers melanoma eyes health-and-medicine blood-tests

Test your own blood with this device after nuclear disaster

A self-administered radiation blood test would take some burden off medical systems after a nuclear attack or disaster.

Marian Frank-U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: medical-devices radiation nuclear-weapons health-and-medicine medical-tests emergency-medicine blood-tests

A.I. could help predict when blood tests aren’t necessary

An algorithm could tell doctors when blood tests are likely to lead to duplicate results, which could save money and reduce the burden on patients.

Hanae Armitage-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence algorithms health-and-medicine blood-tests

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