Blood test could signal Alzheimer’s in advance

Detecting a specific kind of protein in a blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease far before symptoms begin to appear, reasearchers say.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

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

Thin tissue flutter can damage replacement heart valves

Thinner tissues in replacement heart valves can create a problematic and even damaging flutter, new research shows.

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease arteries blood health-and-medicine hearts

1 in 100 blood donations in Canada have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Fewer than 1% of the 10,000 samples from Canadian blood donors tested positive for antibodies to the novel coronavirus, initial results show.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 canada viruses blood health-and-medicine pandemics

2-in-1 immunotherapy may better fight blood cancer

When combined into one, two types of immunotherapy appear more effective than either one alone for blood cancers like leukemia.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: leukemia blood health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

Thicker blood may explain odd COVID-19 blood clots

"COVID-19 is a unique disease. There is more going on with these atypical blood clots than we first realized.

Janet Christenbury-Emory • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 blood-clots blood plasma health-and-medicine

Blood plasma analysis could spot signs of ALS

A method of analyzing blood plasma could help diagnose and predict the progression of ALS, researchers report.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence als blood plasma featured health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia brains blood health-and-medicine strokes

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia brains blood health-and-medicine strokes

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: blood apps hemoglobin eyes algorithms mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine anemia

Trial tests cord blood as autism treatment

A clinical trial evaluating the benefits of cord blood for children with autism spectrum disorder shows mixed results depending on intellectual disability.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: autism communication intellectual-disability blood childrens-health health-and-medicine

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