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Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

PITTSBURGHComputational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an analytical technique to detect the multiple genetic variations that contribute to complex disease syndromes such as diabetes, asthma and cancer, which are characterized by multiple clinical and molecular traits. R...

Memory test and PET scans detect early signs of Alzheimer's

Berkeley -- A large study of patients with mild cognitive impairment revealed that results from cognitive tests and brain scans can work as an early warning system for the subsequent development of Alzheimer's disease. The research found that among 85 participants in the study with mild cogniti...

New Urine Drug Test to Detect for 6 Major Drugs, Now Available at Drugstore.com -- 'DrugConfirm' Is a New Revolutionary Urine Drug Test

A new urine drug test kit called DrugConfirm™ is the ideal drug testing solution for individuals that want a fast and accurate instant drug test. Developed by Biotech Company Confirm BioSciences, the cup has a sleek, innovative design and incorporates new Push Button Technology. It’s...

Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism

Finding could help those with potentially deadly conditions THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder how your blood miraculously stops flowing and forms a scab after a cut? Researchers have now pinpointed the mechanism down to the molecular level. "The human body has an incr...

Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers

One stool sample can be used to perform several screens, researchers say TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- DNA testing of a person's stool can accurately screen for more types of cancer than previously thought, a new study has found. While DNA stool testing has been successfully ...

Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon -- including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being p...

Mayo Clinic finds new pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic...

Gene Test Helps Detect Prostate Cancer

New screen boosts accuracy of standard PSA test, study shows SUNDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test greatly reduces false-positive results in prostate cancer screenings and, when used in combination with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, could prevent many unnecessar...

Finding Hidden Heart Attacks: Saint Francis Hospital is First in Illinois to Detect Hidden Heart Attacks With New Technology

EVANSTON, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Heart Association, "silent" or "hidden" heart attacks affect more than three million patients, many of whom are left untreated. Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. has become the first and only hospital in Illinois to offer...

New technique may help detect potential breast cancer spread

A new phase III clinical trial of early stage breast cancer patients has shown that a molecule designed to home in on nearby lymph nodes is just as accurate as current techniques, but faster, more specific and easier to use. "These results will really enable molecular biology to enter the opera...

Type of lung cancer screening used to detect disease may impact 5-year survival rates

AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Hisao Asamura and his team of researchers at The National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Japan examined the records of 2,281 patients who underwent lung cancer resection surgery between 2000 and 2006. The study was published in the May issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncol...

Copan Diagnostics, Inc. Offers Kit for Rapid Collection of Nasopharyngeal Sample to Detect Swine Flu Virus

MURRIETA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 40 human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus in the United States and the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." As the swin...

Yerkes researchers use eye tracking to detect mild dementia in humans

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, developed a test in nonhuman primates that is now using infrared eye tracking to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in humans. The researchers hope the advanced technology will be helpful in predicting the onset of A...

Fox Chase is first cancer center in the nation to use MRI-guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer

Earlier this month, Fox Chase Cancer Center became the first hospital in North America to offer an MRI guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer using Invivo Equipment in a clinical hospital setting. Pioneering new techniques for MRI-guided prostate interventions, Fox Chase is offering a new procedu...

Breath or urine analysis may detect cancer, diabetes

COLUMBIA, Mo. A future sensor may take away a patient's breath while simultaneously determining whether the patient has breast cancer, lung cancer, diabetes or asthma. A University of Missouri researcher is developing a device that will analyze breath or urine samples for volatile markers inside ...

GIVE IT A REST: Delta Dental of Illinois Encourages Routine Dental Exams to Help Detect Nighttime Teeth Grinding

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Sleep Awareness Week -- March 1-8 -- Delta Dental of Illinois is promoting the importance of a good night's sleep by raising awareness about a little-known effect of sleep deprivation: sleep bruxism. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bi...

Study finds that using wakefulness tests to detect daytime sleepiness in drivers may be unreliable

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that a 40 minute protocol for the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT40) is superior to a 20-minute protocol (MWT20) at detecting excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adults who may be unable to main...

Noninvasive screening test may detect narrowing in intracranial stents

Great advances have been made in treating blockages in the arteries of the brain using angioplasty to widen the narrowed artery and a stent to hold the artery open. However, in-stent stenosis, or a re-blockage of the artery within the stent due to scar tissue or blood clots, is estimated to occur ...

3T MRI can detect wrist ligament tears, possibly eliminating need for invasive arthroscopy

MRI of the wrist at 3T is an effective way to detect wrist ligament tears and in some cases can avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a study performed at Neuroskeletal Imaging in Merritt Island, Florida. The study included 49 patients who had both 3T MR and arthroscopy; 51 tears were found ...

Blood tests can help detect presence of necrotizing soft tissue infections

TORRANCE (Dec. 4, 2008) With less than half of patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections displaying the physical signs of these very serious infections, researchers have found two simple blood tests can help physicians diagnose what is commonly known as "flesh-eating bacteria," according t...

Dental and Medical Communities Piloting Partnership in Mid-Michigan To Detect and Defeat Disease

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you visit a dentist in the mid-Michigan area, don't be surprised if they check your blood pressure in addition to your brushing habits. Delta Dental of Michigan, Ingham Regional Medical Center/McLaren Health Care and the Michigan Primary...

Dual-head gamma camera increases ability to detect breast tumors not seen on mammography

A dual-headed dedicated gamma camera used during molecular breast imaging (MBI) can accurately detect small breast tumors less than 2 cm in size, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. One-hundred fifty patients who had suspicious lesions smaller than 2 cm in size ...

Mammograms may detect some cancers that would have otherwise regressed

Breast cancer rates increased significantly in four Norwegian counties after women there began undergoing mammography every two years, according to a report in the November 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Rates among regularly screened women remained...

Colorectal Cancer Screens Detect Unrecognized Disease

Finnish study says about 40% returned positive results in review of national program THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer screening detects 40 percent of cancers and should be carefully planned to be more effective, say Finnish Cancer Registry researchers. They st...

3-D MRI technique helps radiologists detect high-risk carotid disease

OAK BROOK, Ill. Canadian researchers have used three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3-D MRI) to accurately detect bleeding within the walls of diseased carotid arteries, a condition that may lead to a stroke. The results of the study published in the October issue of Radiology suggest ...

New probe to detect skin cancer receives more funding for clinical trials

AUSTIN, TexasAssistant Professor James Tunnell has been awarded a Phase II Early Career Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to continue the development and testing of a device that uses light to detect skin cancer without the need for an invasive biopsy procedure. The $260,000 grant wi...

Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma

Excessive IMP-3, not found in harmless moles, may be key to diagnosis WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma produces high levels of a protein called IMP-3, which is not over-expressed in harmless moles, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report. They said ...

Nuclear stress test can detect more than blockages

A less invasive test commonly used to diagnose coronary disease also may be used to detect one of the leading causes of heart failure, say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia. By using a nuclear stress test to look at how fast blood flows into the heart's pumping chamber the left v...

New study finds coronary arterial calcium scans help detect overall death risk in the elderly

TORRANCE, CA (July 2, 2008) - Measuring calcium deposits in the heart's arteries can help predict overall death risk in American adults, even when they are elderly, according to a new study published in the July issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Matthew J. Budoff, M.D.,...

Heel Ultrasound Helps Detect Fracture Risk

But expert says dual-energy X-rays still gold standard for measuring bone strength TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- By combining the results of a heel ultrasound with known risk factors for osteoporotic fractures, Swiss researchers were better able to assess which women faced a gre...

LSUHSC inventor awarded patent for new procedure to detect cancer spread

New Orleans, LA Eugene A. Woltering, MD, FACS, The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Sections of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a US Patent for a one-step method to rapidly identify "sentinel nodes;" the lymph n...

Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer's Disease Quickly

New technique could speed the diagnosis, French researchers say TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- French radiologists report they've simplified a method of scanning the brain for signs of Alzheimer's disease, potentially making it easier to diagnose the mind-robbing condition. It...

CMS Selects Thomson Reuters to Help Detect Medicaid Fraud in Eight States

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Healthcare) to provide data analysis services to detect potential fraud and waste in the Medicaid program. Thomson R...

New proteomics project to develop technology to detect liver disease via blood test

RICHLAND, Wash. -- No simple blood test exists to determine which of the millions of people infected with hepatitis C virus will develop cirrhosis of the liver or cancer. Now, researchers are developing new technology to find blood proteins that herald the earliest signs of chronic liver disease. ...

Researchers use light to detect Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON, March 14A team of researchers in Bedford, Mass. has developed a way of examining brain tissue with near-infrared light to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease. In the March 15 issue of the journal Optics Letters, published by the Optical Society of America, the team describes how th...

Optical 'frequency comb' can detect the breath of disease

Exhale on a cold winter day and you will see the water vapor coming out of your mouth. Light up your breath with a Nobel-Prize-related tool, and you could potentially detect trace amounts of over 1,000 compounds, some of which provide early warning signs of disease. In a new paper,* a team led by ...

Scientists using laser light to detect potential diseases via breath samples, says new study

By blasting a person's breath with laser light, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado at Boulder have shown that they can detect molecules that may be markers for diseases like asthma or cancer. While the new technique has yet to be te...

Laser light may be able to detect diseases on the breath

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15A team of scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, has shown that by sampling a persons breath with laser light they can detect molecules in the breath that may be markers f...

New approach to detect autism earlier

A new way of understanding autistic disorders, incorporating both psychological and biological factors, could lead to the conditions being picked up earlier, research from UNSW has found. A review of research, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, integrates psychol...

UT Health Science Center researchers decoding saliva to detect breast cancer

HOUSTON (Jan.10, 2008)Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston can identify and quantify specific protein markers in human saliva to provide an early, non-invasive diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published in the Jan. 10, 2008 issue of the journal "...
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