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Experimental cancer blood test shows promise, but also hits some snags

A blood test has detected cancer in individuals who had no history or symptoms of cancer. A trial of the ...
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Biomarkers could be key to blood test for concussions

There is no single distinguishing feature of a concussion. Most of these symptoms can also be present in other types of injury ...
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Hunting for DNA signatures in blood could offer early warning system for cancer

The many companies developing liquid biopsies to try to detect cancer early have so far largely mined the blood in ...
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‘Simple blood test’ could give us an early warning system for cancer

As of 2020, there are now targeted therapy drugs for 30 kinds of cancer. As part of this whirlwind of innovation, ...
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Infographic: These blood biomarkers could be critical to diagnosing, treating Alzheimer’s

Researchers are investigating a host of molecules found in the blood that could reveal pathological processes in the brain. Here ...
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Why finding a blood test for Alzheimer’s could be the key to new treatments

Alzheimer’s patients who were at earlier stages of the disease did better than those with more advanced cognitive decline [in ...
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Blood test for autism? Discovery of ‘distinctive pattern’ in white cells may make it possible

Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys. The discovery ...
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Experimental blood tests for Alzheimer’s could boost research, treatment of the disease

Narrowing in on diagnostic biomarkers could make an illusive disease easier to catch early ...
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This ‘simple blood test’ could catch concussions missed by CT scans

Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a blood test ...
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Can this new blood test can predict your death 5-10 years before it happens?

Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...
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Is this the Alzheimer’s blood test we’ve been looking for?

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the ...
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We may soon have a routine blood test for Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s ...
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Chronic fatigue syndrome could soon be diagnosed with a blood test

Researchers at Stanford University and elsewhere say they’ve taken an important step in potentially helping people with a barely understood ...
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New blood test for autism criticized as ‘not appropriate’ for clinical use

Doctors can now order a blood test that its makers say may help flag autism, but experts say the test ...
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Is a 10 minute cancer blood test coming soon?

About seven years ago, researchers at the US DNA sequencing company Illumina started to notice something odd. A new blood test it ...
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Early intervention: Sequencing fetal DNA could identify genetic disorders

A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal ...
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We could soon have a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Approximately 5.5 million Americans over the age of 65 cope with [Alzheimer’s disease]. Symptoms include behavioral changes, cognitive difficulties, and ...
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Are you an early bird or a night owl? Simple blood test could answer the question

Are you an early-rising lark or a night owl? These terms have gained scientific credibility, with researchers determining such differences ...
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Biological clock blood test can predict disease risk

[G]enes tied to our body clocks play a critical role in everything from our hormone levels and body temperature to ...
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Are we close to a simple blood test for autism?

A new study suggests that its results could lead to a simple test for some children with autism, but statisticians ...