Alzheimer's blood test may replace invasive spinal taps for diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

Many of the experimental blood tests under development focus on measuring amyloid levels, with one paper published last year describing a way of revealing misfolding amyloid proteins as a way of detecting Alzheimer's cases around eight years before clinical symptoms appeared.

"Liquid health check" offers blood test predicting future disease risk

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new proof-of-concept study is suggesting a novel blood test could effectively predict a person’s risk in developing a broad array of different diseases.

Sight Diagnostics uses computer vision to analyze blood samples

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

Sight says it can conduct 'lab-grade' complete blood count (CBC) tests tests that probe for a range of disorders.

Experimental new app lets iPhones monitor blood pressure

Posted in Software on 10th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

They've created an app that does the job using nothing but an unadorned iPhone.

In the Quest for Universal Blood, Go With Your Gut

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

Scientists enlisted enzymes produced by gut bacteria to turn blood into type O.