Tag: "detect" at medical news
Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
...rd screening method for the disease. It is used to detect
unusual, precancerous changes in cervical cells. Two strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are associated with an increased chance of getting the cancer, but not all women who test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that meas...
More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies
...r the age of 40 years can be screened regularly to detect
the cancer. One of the most promising "tumour mar...rs" in medicine was developed over a decade ago to detect
prostate cancer and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood test or PSA for short. This test mea...
“Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr
...t lie detector available as on date and is said to detect
even smooth criminals who pass the polygraph test (the conventional lie detector test) with ease. The new method employs brain waves, which are useful in detecting whether the person subjected to the test, remembers finer details of the crime. Even i...
Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer
...ith breast cancer and women without the disease to detect
signs of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, according to her.Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," according to Sukumar....
New scalpel probes into cancer
A smart scalpel which is able to detect
the presence of cancer cells beneath layers skin,...ting large amounts of tissue.// This device could detect
which cells were cancerous by the amount of protein present and was able to distinguish between norm...
Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer
...c antigen or PSA in serum, a common marker used to detect
prostate cancer. Dr. Edward Giovannucci, professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School said that as the number is small , it is hard to conclude anything definitive from the study. Surprisingly, however, people who eat lots of fruits and vegetab...
...irus could also be used for diagnostic purposes to detect
the presence of Hepatitis E virus.// For this, the team had produced recombinant viral proteins which could be used to generate an antigen-antibody reaction, that can be detected during tests.They also added that the formation on the viral g...
Detecting anomalies in heart rythm
...ave developed a new risk assessment methodology to detect
any anomaly in heart beat rythm and patient's risk of cardiac death. ECG is the basic data with which patient's risk of cardiac death can be determined and analysed by the computer.The time interval between successive heartbeats is the first variab...
Need for Colon cancer screening
...d between 50 and 70 and gave them a colonoscopy to detect
any tumours. In comparison to the sigmoidoscopy, c...t enables to look at the whole colon. FOBT could detect
fewer than 25% of precancerous colon growths in people with no symptoms, while one-time sigmoidoscop...
How to diagnose heart failure?
...icians' attention towards simple measures that can detect
those patients most at risk. In this study, these two signs heralded an increased risk of death from heart failure....
Human gene number increases
...hey overlap only by about half.// The researchers detect
the activity of some of the genes in human tissues confirming that both groups predicted real genes. If the rest of the mooted genes are genuine, an estimate of 42,000 or more is closer to the mark. According to the researchers, gene-prediction algo...
Digital mammography proves effective
...y with the standard technique to confirm if it can detect
breast cancer earlier and with more accuracy. Stan...echnology.// Digital mammography might be able to detect
cancers in women with dense breast tissue, because it offers higher contrast. The digital method may...
New test for heart attack
A new test really helps detect
heart problems. A test for cardiac enzymes allows doctors to spot those people with chest pain who are really having a heart attack. Only 10 to 15 per cent of those who show up in the emergency room with chest pain are actually having a heart attack....
Contraceptives decreases Libido
...man Reproduction, measured the ability of women to detect
distinctive smells such as musk - while taking and not taking the Pill. They found that women who were not taking the Pill experienced rises and falls in their ability to sense smells, corresponding to particular stages in their monthly cycles. The...
Detection of Cancer
...auty of the C-Test is that it has the potential to detect
prostate, breast, lung and colo-rectal cancers - the four major causes of cancer deaths worldwide."The ability to do a broad test for cancers will be extremely important, as early detection is a major factor in determining the success of cancer treat...
Early Clue to Down Syndrome
...aby's face. // British scientists say failure to detect
a nose bone on ultrasound tests performed at 11 to... to doctors approach the face picture's ability to detect
Down syndrome. "The bone is white, whereas absence of bone produces a blackness," Nicolaides says. "...
Photographs as a parameter
Retinal photographs could help detect
people who are at high risk of suffering a stroke, say US researchers. They say their technique is cheap enough to be used by opticians and GPs to mass-screen patients.Strokes are caused by brain cell death due to bleeding from damaged blood vessels....
Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine
...ibility of multiple projections. DSA is useful to detect
several abnormalities such as arteriosclerosis, an...scular or in other parts of the body. MRA can also detect
abnormal widening of the vessels called aneurysms of the arteries or veins. There are no known risks...
Armpit odour enhances mood
...that the effect may be due to the human ability to detect
the presence or absence of hormones in sweat which signal aggression, reports "New Scientist" magazine. Denise Chen, at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recruited 30// volunteers in six different age categories - young girls and bo...
Cytobrush to detect oral cancer
Dentists now have an easy painfree way to detect
oral cancer at its earliest stages. Cytobrush biopsy, is a technique which underwent clinical trials at the University of Philadelphia//School of Dental Medicine that showed it to be a significant advance over previous cytology (PAP smear-type) tests...
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