Devices & Diagnostics

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop...

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop...

Cerebral spinal fluid analysis: Tests and results

What is cerebral spinal fluid analysis and what conditions does cerebral spinal fluid analysis diagnose? What is a lumbar puncture?

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D

A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.

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