Blood test flags youth at risk for later diabetes

A simple blood test that doesn't require overnight fasting could identify youth at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: diabetes biomarkers childrens-health featured health-and-medicine blood-tests

These cells spike before rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups

Newly discovered cells in the blood seem to indicate impending flare-ups of rheumatoid arthritis. Could they one day be a gauge of pain to come?

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: rheumatoid-arthritis cells health-and-medicine immune-systems joints blood-tests

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

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