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Tags results for 'diagnosis'

A DIY medical diagnosis app

Posted in Software on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Colorimetrix, a new app developed by University of Cambridge researchers, turns a smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device.

Lab-on-a-chip can detect cancer in the early stages

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences have developed a lab-on-a-chip device that works as a very early cancer-detection system.

Blood diagnosis app 'can detect diseases'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

Breakthroughs made in ovarian cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Ovarian cancer is currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose early due to the lack of symptoms that are unique to the illness.

Researchers Say They've Discovered how to Detect Half of All Cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2014 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
An effective way to detect cancer which may expose half of all cancers at an early stage when it can be more easily treated.

'Pocket' diagnosis for Parkinson’s

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone technology revealed at the British Science Festival could help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease.

Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Posted in Hardware on 18th Sep, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Although the device works particularly well with the iPhone, it can reportedly also be used with most other smartphone makes and models.

Breast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' found

Posted in Medicine on 20th Sep, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.

SVOne turns the iPhone into an eye test kit

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
New York-based Smart Vision Labs has created a low-cost, portable iPhone-based gadget to help people in developing countries to diagnose vision problems.

We Are Slowly Winning the War on Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer mortality rate has been reduced from a peak of 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.

A promising method for detecting pancreatic cancer years before traditional diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
In cancer diagnosis, earlier is better; treatments are more effective and so survival is more likely too.

This Device Could Transform Diagnosis And Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Miriam detects microRNA in blood to determine whether patients might have cancer.

Nanotechnology and bioengineering are taking the fight to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps no other diseases highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancers.

PlanetTech News interviews Miroculus: The future of cancer detection

Posted in Interviews on 18th Nov, 2014 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A Singularity University startup working on a device to easily check for many cancers in a drop of blood.

Will 2015 deliver the promise of telemedicine?

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea of using technology to provide remote health care has been around for years, but it really started to take off this year with wearable devices and video chat.

Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2015 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors rely on blood tests to help them judge if a patient with chest pain might be having an attack, but a normal result can mean the diagnosis is overlooked.

A breath test for Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts believe that a simple breath test could help doctors detect and diagnose Parkinson's disease.

A new fifteen-minute Ebola diagnostic test approved

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The FDA, said the 23andMe product would provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children.

Biomarker discovery points to blood test for osteoarthritis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
An algorithm developed by University of Warwick researchers can detect and differentiate between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis via biomarkers in the blood.

A typing test may be able to diagnose Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2015 12:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A number of conditions might slow the signal from the brain to the fingers, such as diseases that affect the central nervous system, including Parkinson’s.

Breath test 'could give clues to stomach cancer risk'

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2015 01:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, an early study shows.

A Smartphone Eye Exam Service Launches in New York

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.

MIT is Developing an AI Cancer Diagnosis System

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer is a depressingly common activity in hospitals, but spotting subtle variations in tumour types can require sifting through hundreds of previous cases.

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.

Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A team at UC Berkeley has adapted its iPhone microscope project to identify blood parasites in under three minutes.

Smarter, cheaper technologies for improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Novel technologies offer simple biosensing required to provide healthcare in remote areas, where there is minimal diagnostic infrastructure.

Fast blood test for radiation exposure could save lives

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has found a tiny genetic indicator that reflects how much radiation the patient has been exposed to and the amount of damage it has done in the body.

Blood Test Helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Get Firm Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 19th May, 2015 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test rules out inflammatory bowel disease in nearly all cases.

Laser 'tricorder' can diagnose malaria through the skin

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
It's a weapon that fights malaria; a laser scan can give an accurate diagnosis in seconds, without breaking the skin.

DNA and Light Detect Cancer in the Brain, Head and Neck

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have employed an imaging technique that uses safe near-infrared light to differentiate between healthy brain tissue and that which has become cancerous.

Pancreatic cancer blood test breakthrough

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they are close to a blood test for pancreatic cancer; one of the hardest tumours to detect and treat.

Sniffing could provide autism test

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further.

Can your phone really know you’re depressed?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone data was more reliable in detecting depression than daily questions participants answered about how sad they were feeling on a scale of 1 to 10.

A pancreatic cancer urine test developed

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists.

A diagnostic platform capable of detecting over 30 Diseases in a Single Drop of Blood

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A diagnostic platform capable of assessing an individual’s real-time immune system response to specific diseases.

A paper-based blood test can quickly diagnose Ebola in remote areas

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost, paper-based device that changes color, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, dengue, or yellow fever.

Implanted carbon nanotubes could help diagnose medical conditions

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been on the lookout for efficient ways to identify molecules in the body, because their levels can be indicative of dozens of different health conditions.

Google now offers search information cards on more than 900 diseases

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it possible for users to find out more about health conditions that may be plaguing them or their community.

A blood test can show the body's biological age and predict disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can tell researchers what a person’s 'biological age' is and may help to change the way we think about ageing, researchers have said.

A new process for studying proteins associated with diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Sep, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer.

Why America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychiatric drugs haven’t improved much in recent decades, and searches for the genetic causes of common forms of mental illness haven’t yielded clear answers either.

Scientists uncover potential biomarker and drug target for autism

Posted in Medicine on 24th Sep, 2015 06:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Improving our understanding of what causes autism could lead to drugs to treat it, and more precise methods of diagnosis.

Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system

Posted in Hardware on 6th Oct, 2015 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The leukometer is a portable device that could allow patients monitor their own white blood cell counts at home.

Heart attack blood test 'could cut hospital stays'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2015 11:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.

This new computer program can diagnose cancer in just two days

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
When it comes to cancer, spotting the disease earlier can quite literally mean the difference between life and death.

Single Drop Of Blood Will Soon Be Enough To Diagnose Most Types of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The ability to detect cancer in the blood, also called liquid biopsy, is a major advantage for the early diagnosis and detection of cancer cells.

New Sepsis Detector Shrinks the Diagnosis from Days to Hours

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2015 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Sepsis affects more than a million people every year in the U.S. alone, and diagnosis can take five days. A new tool cuts the time to five hours.

Exponential Medicine: AI Better Than Your Doctor at Finding Cancer

Posted in Software on 13th Nov, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'If you detect cancer early, your probability of survival is 10 times higher.'

Microwave and ultrasound technology might be able to "hear" tumors growing

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2015 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique involves the clever interplay of microwaves and ultrasound to develop a detector like the Star Trek tricorder.

EyeGuide Focus is claimed to detect concussions in 10 seconds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Although concussions can have very serious consequences, they're also difficult to diagnose without the proper equipment.

A Quirk of Physics Could Give Us a Fast, Cheap Way To Diagnose Diseases

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A test that exploits a quirk of physics could make blood tests for certain diseases faster, cheaper, and easily performed.

Microfluidic biochip for simple, fast, low-cost blood cell counts

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A microfluidic biosensor that can count red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells electrically using just one drop of blood has been developed.

Approach to blood pressure drugs rethink is urged in the UK

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2015 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease, even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.

Whole-body imaging technology uses contactless tracking of blood flow

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2016 11:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The technique tracks blood flow without needing to make contact, providing a tool for treating everybody from burn victims to the elderly.

Company Bets on catching cancer early on with a 'Liquid Biopsy'

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jan, 2016 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Gene sequencing company Illumina is betting it can diagnose cancer in people long before they have any symptoms at all with a blood test called a liquid biopsy.

Cancer deaths hit lowest rate in 25 years

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Better prevention and early diagnosis have played a big part.

Human Longevity Unveils Oncology Genomics Program

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2016 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The analysis is intended to offer insight into the tumor mutations that can guide treatment decisions including immunotherapy, and targeted molecular therapies.

Cancer death rates down by 10% in 10 years in the UK

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The cancer death rate for men fell by 12% and for women 8% between 2003 and 2013.

Researchers find a genomic signature shared by 5 types of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2016 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
"These findings could be an important step in developing a blood test to identify early cancers."

Artificial Intelligence Offers a Better Way to Diagnose Malaria

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2016 10:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Now an artificial intelligence program can diagnose malaria more reliably than most humans.

New nanotechnology can detect the biomarkers of cancer and other diseases

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
"We envision this as a potential first-line, noninvasive diagnostic to detect anything from cancer to the Ebola virus"

New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that by looking at a specific group of genes they were able to reliably detect underlying problems.

Google’s DeepMind AI group unveils health care ambitions

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
In collaboration with the latter group, Google DeepMind built a mobile app called Streams that doctors and nurses can use to diagnose acute kidney injury.

A new biosensor can diagnose cancer and other diseases on the spot

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
MicroRNAs can act as signposts to diseases; as they're well-preserved in urine and blood, they're an ideal way of testing for trouble.

Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2016 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to detect mild to moderate traumatic brain lesions with an accuracy of 97 percent.

To diagnose autism, watch the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:35 AM
by AlexMuller
With the positive results, researchers believe that the use of remote eye gaze tracking could be a straightforward, cost effective and accurate method for diagnosing the condition.

First blood test for Parkinson’s detects the disease much sooner

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The blood test is based on a discovery that over-active mitochondria are responsible for the buildup of toxic products responsible for the cell damage in Parkinson’s.

Rapid, low-cost detection of Zika virus using paper-based synthetic gene networks

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The sample is applied to the sensors, triggering a response that provides visually evident results in as little as an hour.

Silk can preserve blood samples without refrigeration

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2016 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The new technique could lead to better blood testing in rural areas.

New device could improve cancer detection

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumour could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment.

Rapid finger-prick test to tackle tuberculosis

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2016 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Over 95 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries, which is exacerbated by difficulties in diagnosing the disease based on signs and symptoms.

Sensor detects signs of cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2016 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The biosensor is able to detect molecules linked to various cancers and neurological diseases for rapid diagnosis.

Research finds technique for early detection of Alzheimer's in animals

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The work paves the way for a human trial with the technology, which could lead to a noninvasive means of detecting the disease.

Breakthrough device can diagnose malaria in 5 seconds flat

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 438,000 people died from malaria in 2015 alone, and the disease continues to spread at an alarming pace.

How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology that can detect signs of Alzheimer’s before the symptoms, early enough to give drugs a chance to work.

Blood markers peel back the curtain on a stealthy form of liver disease

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2016 05:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A set of proteins 'were significantly more common' in samples taken from patients with NASH, than those without the liver disease.

IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany

Posted in Software on 19th Oct, 2016 11:44 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM's artificial intelligence platform Watson will work with doctors in Germany attempting to solve some complex medical cases.

Google's training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it's too late

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease is treatable but only if it is discovered in time.

Blood test for hidden heart disease and risk of heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A cheap blood test can predict which apparently healthy patients are at high risk of a heart attack.

Artists may unknowingly paint a picture of cognitive decline

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2017 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not abnormal for the style of artists to evolve over time, but could very subtle changes represent something bigger than simply maturing tastes?

New nuclear magnetic resonance technique offers 'molecular window' for live disease diagnosis

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
NMR that can look inside a living system to get a high-resolution profile of which specific molecules are present, and extract a full metabolic profile.

Eye test could help diagnose autism

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

New meningitis test to speed up diagnosis and save lives

Posted in Medicine on 31st Aug, 2017 02:48 AM
by Alex Muller
A hospital A&E department in Northern Ireland is to start using a new, rapid test for meningitis that should speed up diagnosis and save lives.

Artificial intelligence enabled early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Posted in Software on 4th Jan, 2018 12:16 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed AI that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer.

Serious eye diseases accurately diagnosed through AI

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2018 09:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A deep-learning framework is utilised to develop an image-based diagnostic tool.

AI Used to Help Cancer Screening

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2018 02:10 AM
by Alex Muller
Using deep learning, researchers are creating advanced diagnostic tools for cancer screening.

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