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Rapid Tests: valuable helpers for use in the field

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[04/01/2016] Infectious diseases are widespread in conflict areas. When basic medical care is lacking on location, people cannot be appropriately treated. Laboratory tests are limited in the field. Rapid diagnostic tests make it possible for medical personnel to quickly and accurately test patients for several infectious diseases, for instance for the presence of malaria or HIV infection.Rapid Tests: valuable helpers for use in the field - Read more

New test for cancer and diabetes biomarkers 1000x more detailed

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Photo: Target hit by arrows [21/12/2015] A new test for detecting biomarkers for cancer and diabetes is more than 1000x more detailed and 100% faster than existing methods, new research by the University of Warwick suggests.New test for cancer and diabetes biomarkers 1000x more detailed - Read more

UZH scientists predict activity of human genes

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Graphic: double helix [18/12/2015] Genetically identical sibling cells do not always behave the same way. So far this has been attributed to random molecular reactions. Now systems biologists of the University of Zurich have discovered an overlooked consequence of the spatial separation of cells into a nucleus and a cytoplasm. Building on top of this insight they could predict the activity of genes in individual human cells.UZH scientists predict activity of human genes - Read more

NUS researchers discover gene against “chemobrain”

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Image: Three scientists [08/12/2015] A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has established that variation of a gene may have a role in protecting cancer patients from developing chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment, commonly known as "chemofog" or "chemobrain".NUS researchers discover gene against “chemobrain” - Read more

Signaling pathway suppresses brain tumors

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Image: human gliomas [07/12/2015] Researchers at the University of Basel took a close look at a signaling pathway present in most organisms and found that it suppresses the formation of specific types of brain tumor. Their results have been published by the journal "Cancer Cell".Signaling pathway suppresses brain tumors - Read more

Detecting empathy in therapy sessions

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Photo: Therapist with young girl [04/12/2015] "And how does that make you feel? Empathy is the foundation of therapeutic intervention. But how can you know if your therapist is or will be empathetic? Technology developed by researchers from USC, University of Washington, and the University of Utah can tell you. Detecting empathy in therapy sessions - Read more

Researchers use ovarian follicles to preserve fertility

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Photo: Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss [04/12/2015] Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a potential new approach to fertility preservation for young cancer patients that addresses concerns about beginning cancer treatment immediately and the possibility of reintroducing cancer cells during the fertility preservation process.Researchers use ovarian follicles to preserve fertility - Read more

A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing diseases

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Graphic: Disposable Tweezer [03/12/2015] The development of a reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient in regions where medical facilities are sparse or cost is prohibitive. Researchers at Penn State have recently filed a patent to develop such a device.A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing diseases - Read more

Popping microbubbles help focus light inside the body

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Photo: Microbubbles under an optical microscope [03/12/2015] A new technique developed at Caltech that uses gas-filled microbubbles for focusing light inside tissue could one day provide doctors with a minimally invasive way of destroying tumors with lasers, and lead to improved diagnostic medical imaging.Popping microbubbles help focus light inside the body - Read more

Nutrition: finding intolerances in the blood

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Photo: Small POC test kit for blood samples [27/11/2015] More and more people suffer from allergies and food intolerances. Laboratory diagnosis for these often takes long and can be inaccurate. Healthcare practitioners increasingly rely on point-of-care tests to avoid costly laboratory tests and quickly find solutions for their patients.Nutrition: finding intolerances in the blood - Read more

 
 

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