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Chip: New Diagnostic Tool Rapidly Identifies Multiple Pathogens

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[07/12/2006] Researchers have developed a new tool for pathogen surveillance and discovery. It is supposed to provide comprehensive, differential diagnosis of infectious diseases, including those caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites.Chip: New Diagnostic Tool Rapidly Identifies Multiple Pathogens - Read more

Malaria: Eye-Opening Research provides Diagnostic Tool

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[09/11/2006] The eye can provide a reliable way of diagnosing cerebral malaria. By looking at the changes to the retina, doctors are able to determine whether an unconscious child is suffering from this severe form of malaria or another, unrelated illness.Malaria: Eye-Opening Research provides Diagnostic Tool - Read more

CT: Accurately Diagnosing Shin Splints

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[29/09/2006] High resolution computed tomography can accurately show medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints, in distance runners according, to a study conducted at the University of Messina in Messina, Italy. CT: Accurately Diagnosing Shin Splints - Read more

Tuberculosis: New and Simple Test in Sight

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[15/09/2006] Scientists have come up with a new way of detecting Tuberculosis using unique biomarkers. The test is 94% accurate and can be developed into a simple serum test. Tuberculosis: New and Simple Test in Sight - Read more

Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique

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[08/09/2006] Researchers have developed a new technique for using magnetic resonance imaging to accurately measure the hardness or elasticity of the liver. First tests show this technology - called Magnetic Resonance Elastography - holds great promise for detecting liver fibrosis. Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique - Read more

Nitric Oxide: New Test Determines Treatment for Chronic Cough

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[07/09/2006] Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an asthma diagnostic test, the exhaled nitric oxide test, is an inexpensive, quick and easy way to determine whether inhaled corticosteroids will relieve a patient’s chronic cough.Nitric Oxide: New Test Determines Treatment for Chronic Cough - Read more

Anthrax: Immunological Approach Developed

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[05/09/2006] Researchers have developed a new approach that makes the highly specific detection of Anthrax spores possible: Monoclonal antibodies recognize a specific sugar on the surface of Anthrax spores. Anthrax: Immunological Approach Developed - Read more

Obesity: An Increasing Obstacle to Medical Diagnosis

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[01/09/2006] A new study shows: The increase of obesity in the United States doubled the number of inconclusive diagnostic imaging exams over a 15-year period. Obesity: An Increasing Obstacle to Medical Diagnosis - Read more

Miscarriage: Risk Decreases for Prenatal Testing

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[01/09/2006] Prenatal diagnostic tests to identify genetic or chromosomal abnormalities have a lower risk of miscarriage than previously believed, according to a study. Miscarriage: Risk Decreases for Prenatal Testing - Read more

 
 

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