22/09/2022Breast cancer diagnosis usually includes invasive testing with tissue biopsies. The samples have to be extracted from the cancerous tissue or cells. To make the process easier on the patients, the project LIBIMEDOTS is currently developing a different approach with liquid biopsy technology.
14/09/2022New data supporting the accuracy of multi-cancer early detection (MCED) blood testing, have major implications for future cancer care provision.
13/09/2022A new paper from University of Helsinki, published in Nature Communications, suggests a method for accurately analysing genomics data in cancer archival biopsies.
02/09/2022Around 80% of people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease, often when they are between 40 and 50 years old. A study led by Lund University in Sweden has shown that a simple blood test can detect Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome with a high degree of certainty.
23/08/2022When it comes to royalty, things are clear: The monarch's first child inherits the crown. Siblings born later must make do with a less glamorous profession. This is quite similar for some nerve cells in the brain. In their case, it is the time of their emergence that determines their further career. This is shown by a recent study by the University of Bonn.
12/08/2022Imperial researchers have built a new easy-to-use test that could diagnose non-infectious diseases like heart attacks and cancers more quickly.
01/08/2022The dementia disorder Alzheimer’s disease has a symptom-free course of 15 to 20 years before the first clinical symptoms emerge. Using an immuno-infrared sensor developed in Bochum, a research team is able to identify signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the blood up to 17 years before the first clinical symptoms appear.
28/07/2022Researchers have successfully tested a device that may one day use the chemical biomarkers in sweat to detect changes in a person’s health.
28/07/2022Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease are caused by folding errors (misfolding) in proteins or peptides, i.e. by changes in their spatial structure.
26/07/2022Findings of the LMU University Hospital Munich, the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and the U.S. Military HIV Research Program in collaboration with the African Cohort Study (AFRICOS) Group suggest that blood-based biomarkers can often detect incipient Tuberculosis (TB) between six to twelve months earlier in people living with HIV before a sputum-based TB diagnosis is possible.
08/07/2022New method facilitates identification of cell-type specific genes in single-cell data: The thousands of cells in a biological sample are all different and can be analyzed individually, cell by cell.
07/07/2022In the funded project, Dr. Florian Tran, clinician scientist at the Cluster of Excellence PMI, plans to use a new technology to detect individual signatures in intestinal tissue.
05/07/2022Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is a cancer type with a characteristically high mortality. At the time of diagnosis, most bile duct cancers are typically already incurable. This is why methods for the early diagnosis of bile duct cancer are urgently needed.
04/07/2022Protein levels in blood samples of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease reveal those at highest risk who should be screened regularly for liver cancer.
08/11/2019If physicians suspect an acute myocardial infarction, they first order an ECG. This test is very established and allows cardiologists to quickly diagnose acute heart attacks – though the test does not detect less common heart attack symptoms. So far, those patients had to wait up to twelve hours before a heart attack could be accurately diagnosed or ruled out. But things are about the change.