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HIV Detection: New Oral Test Fast and Easy to Use

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[13/04/2007] A convenient, easy to use, and rapid alternative to blood-based HIV testing may become the new standard for field testing. A study shows that the oral fluid-based OraQuick HIV1/2 test is 100 per cent accurate and patients’ preferred choice.HIV Detection: New Oral Test Fast and Easy to Use - Read more

MRI: Obese People Eat with Their Eyes

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[19/03/2007] Seeing food with a high content of calories triggers a neural activation in the brain of obese people. This activation does not occur in normal-weight people, a study has shown. MRI: Obese People Eat with Their Eyes - Read more

Thorax: Colour Sensor Breath Test Detects Lung Cancer

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[15/03/2007] A breath test can successfully pick up lung cancer with moderate accuracy even in the early stages, reveals research.Thorax: Colour Sensor Breath Test Detects Lung Cancer - Read more

Emergency Room: Chest Pain Treatment Differs

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[06/02/2007] Tests done on emergency patients suffering from acute chest pain such as electrocardiography, chest radiography as well as oxygen saturation monitoring and cardiac monitoring are applied differently based on patients' race, gender and insurance, a new survey found.Emergency Room: Chest Pain Treatment Differs - Read more

Optical Microscopy: Enhancing the View of Blurry Images

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[22/01/2007] Researchers have developed a novel computational image-forming technique for optical microscopy that can produce crisp, three-dimensional images from blurry, out-of-focus data.Optical Microscopy: Enhancing the View of Blurry Images - Read more

Biomarker: Detecting an Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

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[18/01/2007] Researchers have linked a structural protein called nestin to a particularly deadly form of breast cancer, identifying a new biomarker that could lead to earlier detection and better treatment.Biomarker: Detecting an Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer - Read more

Colon: Medium-Sized Polyps More Dangerous than Thought

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[01/01/2007] According to a study medium-sized polyps found in the colon with flexible sigmoidoscopy and subsequently evaluated by full colonoscopy are associated with a significant number of advanced adenomas and cancers. These findings raise questions about taking a "wait and watch" approach to medium-sized polyps.Colon: Medium-Sized Polyps More Dangerous than Thought - Read more

Colorectal Cancer: Whole-Body Scans are an Option

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[01/01/2007] Preliminary research suggests that whole-body positron emission tomography and computed tomography scans could provide a suitable method for diagnosing the stage of colorectal cancer.Colorectal Cancer: Whole-Body Scans are an Option - Read more

Breast: New Gamma Camera Technique Detects Small Tumours

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[20/12/2006] A diagnostic device that resembles a mammography unit can detect breast tumours as tiny as one-fifth of an inch in diameter, which may make it a valuable complementary imaging technique to mammography, say researchers at Mayo Clinic.Breast: New Gamma Camera Technique Detects Small Tumours - Read more

Fruit Flies: Biomarker for Human Sleepiness Identified

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[14/12/2006] Scientists have identified the first biochemical marker linked to sleep loss, an enzyme in saliva known as amylase, which increases in activity when sleep deprivation is prolonged.Fruit Flies: Biomarker for Human Sleepiness Identified - Read more

 
 

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