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Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

VIENNA, Austria, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changes in the brain measured with MRI and PET scans, combined with memory tests and detection of risk proteins in body fluids, may lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's, according to new research reported toda...

Prostate cancer test improves prediction of disease course

A new prostate cancer risk assessment test, developed by a UCSF team, gives patients and their doctors a better way of gauging long-term risks and pinpointing high risk cases. According to UCSF study findings, published this week, the test proved accurate in predicting bone metastasis, prostate...

Pregnant? Curious About the Baby's Gender? Know if It's a Boy or Girl at Six Weeks With IntelliGender's(R) In-Home Gender Prediction Test(TM) Now Available at All Walgreens Stores

Experience the joy of discovery with an affordable, at home, test. Achieve immediate results using the IntelliGender(R) Gender Prediction Test(TM) DALLAS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Walgreens, the nation's largest drug store chain with nearly 6,700 stores will carry IntelliGender(R), LLC's ( ...

Recent Genetic Discoveries Don't Improve Prediction of Breast Cancer

When added to risk assessment tool, SNPs made no difference, study finds FRIDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- The accuracy of predicting one's chances of developing breast cancer do not seem to improve even with the recent findings of some genetic markers for the disease, a new report s...

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms do not substantially improve risk prediction for breast cancer

Recently identified genetic markers, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), that are associated with a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of breast cancer do not appear to substantially improve the accuracy of existing models that use clinical factors to predict an in...

Allegro Diagnostics Announces Publication in Cancer Prevention Research of Prediction Model for Lung Cancer Diagnosis Integrating Clinical and Genomic Features

Clinicogenomic Model Has Highest Prediction Accuracy for Lung Cancer BOSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegro Diagnostics, an emerging leader in the field of molecular diagnostics for lung cancer, has announced publication of a "clinicogenomic" model for lung cancer diagnosis in the inaugura...

Study reveals improved prediction of prostrate cancer

Scientists are another step closer to understanding why some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Research published in the new online open access journal BMC Medical Genomics reveals a model that may enable more accurate prediction of the risk of prostate cancer progressio...

MammaPrint(R) Breast Cancer Test Shown To Be Powerful Tool for Prognosis Prediction in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients

Agendia to file for expanded FDA clearance for MammaPrint(R) AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia BV, world leader in the rapidly evolving field of molecular diagnostics, announced today that its MammaPrint(R) breast cancer prognosis test was shown to be a valuable too...

Biomarkers improve ischemic stroke prediction

HOUSTON - (Dec. 18, 2008)- Testing patient's blood for two proteins or biomarkers that occur when inflammation is present could help doctors identify which patients are more likely to have a stroke, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears online in the jo...

Creating lung cancer risk models for specific populations refines prediction

HOUSTON - Lung cancer risk prediction models are enhanced by taking into account risk factors by race and by measuring DNA repair capacity, according to research teams led by epidemiologists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in two complementary papers appearing in the Septem...

Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

J.K. Rowling's seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series will hit bookstores this month and there is no shortage of anticipation among Harry Potter fans. Kansas State University's Philip Nel and Karin Westman are no exceptions. Nel, associate professor of English, is the aut...

Early Prediction of Huntingtons Disease is Possible by Subtle Signs

US researchers have shown that subtle signs may enable early prediction of Huntingtons disease, an incurable genetic disorder that affects movement , thinking, and some aspects of personality. Dr. Jane S. Paulsen of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in...

New Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Models Developed for Women

Researchers have developed a more accurate way to predict the risk of developing cardiovascular disease among women, according// to a study in the issue of JAMA. "In the decade between 1956 and 1966, investigators in Framingham, Mass., defined age, hypertension (high blood pressure), smoking,...

New Tool Improves Prediction of Stroke Risk

A new simple scoring system for use by physicians predicts early risk of stroke following a serious condition named transient ischemic attack, known as TIA and also called// a "mini-stroke," according to a study. About 240,000 TIAs are diagnosed every year in the United States and about 70,0...

A New Technique For Prediction Of Adult Height

A number of methods exist to predict how tall a child can be after maturity. However, these are invasive, expensive, or relatively imprecise. Previous methods have used //secondary sexual characteristics as a marker of maturity, but they lack precision, as well as being invasive. The current ‘gold ...

Risk of heart disease prediction needs updating

According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, the present risk of prognosis methods in heart disease need to take account of more factors if they are to be useful in assessing a patient's future health.// When someone has a heart attack or is at risk of having one what they want to know most of all ...

Blood Test May help Heart Prediction

According to scientists a new blood test may give more precise predictions of a person's risk of a fatal heart attack. A study published this week in a medical journal suggested the test, which measures levels of the protein part of cholesterol, may be a better predictor of heart trouble than tradi...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...nt predictor for the risk of development of type 2 diabetes, the researchers found. "To our knowledge, there are few biomarkers for type 2 diabetes prediction that have presented both genetic and plasma phenotypic evidence like ours," Liu said. The report was published in the Aug. 5 online edition of the ...

Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

...and his colleagues. They also found that including VCAM-1 levels in risk prediction models led to more accurate classification of patients. The study, which...o early diagnosis of the disease, before clinical symptoms appear. Improved prediction of severe osteoarthritis, experts say, could help identify people who would...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

..." the authors state. They also note that inclusion of VCAM-1 levels in risk prediction models resulted in a more accurate classification of individuals. VCAM-... disease is present before clinical symptoms are present. Finally, improved prediction of severe OA would help identify patients for treatment interventions such ...

GeneGo Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Pharmacogenomics Software Suite

...on, data mining in biology, identification of biomarkers for disease states and toxicology. The second product, MetaDrug 5.4( TM ) is designed for prediction of human metabolism, toxicity and biological effects for novel small molecules compounds. MetaBase( TM ) represents the knowledge base for MetaCore. ...

Ozen Engineering Inc. donates human body-modeling software to Clemson

...encken Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson, is working with researchers at Ozen to use the software to develop computer-aided tools for the prediction and assessment of the performance and longevity of various implants, such as hip replacements. "These tools can be used to complement pre-clinical ...

Reed Group Will Debut New Predictive Modeling Tool at DMEC Conference

...ce, Reed Group, provider of the MDGuidelines Web portal, will demonstrate a new industry-changing predictive tool that will allow much more accurate prediction of disability return-to-work durations. The tool can help employers save millions by guiding disability case managers toward shorter recovery times. ...

Blood Test Shows Statistically Significant Association With Alzheimer's Disease (AD), May Predict Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to AD

...onducting clinical trials with drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Cytox's blood tests enable the prediction of which patients with MCI will develop AD. The biomarkers are based on the cell cycle hypothesis of AD and were invented by Dr. Zsuzsanna Nagy at the...

Mayo Clinic study continues to refine most effective methods to predict Alzheimer's disease

... become cognitively impaired in the very near future," says Dr. Petersen. "Consequently, we need information like this about the best methods of early prediction so that we can develop therapies to prevent or treat the condition and avoid being overwhelmed by the burden of these individuals on the health care s...

Mayo Clinic Study Continues to Refine Most Effective Methods to Predict Alzheimer's Disease

... become cognitively impaired in the very near future," says Dr. Petersen. "Consequently, we need information like this about the best methods of early prediction so that we can develop therapies to prevent or treat the condition and avoid being overwhelmed by the burden of these individuals on the health care s...

Neuroimaging suggests that truthfulness requires no act of will for honest people

...ing the future was more likely when given a monetary incentive and when the prediction wasn't shared in advance of the outcome. This gave the participants the opp...duals displayed little to no additional brain activity when reporting their prediction of the coin toss. However, the dishonest participants' brains were most act...

Gene May Help Predict Timing of Alzheimer's Onset

...scovery of TOMM40 adds to understanding of disease development SUNDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A gene that may offer a highly accurate prediction of the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and the age at which people will begin to show symptoms has been identified by U.S. researchers. The ...

JNCI news brief: Hepatitis B virus mutations may predict risk of liver cancer

...nic HBV infections for the presence of these mutations may be useful for identifying which patients require preventive antiviral treatment and for the prediction of HCC," the authors write. ...

Predicting the return of prostate cancer: New Johns Hopkins study betters the odds of success

...or a median of eight years has shown that a three-way combination of measurements has the best chance yet of predicting disease metastasis. The new prediction method comprises the length of time it takes for PSA (prostate-specific antigen) to double, Gleason score (a numeric indicator of prostate cancer aggr...

SearchAmerica(R) President, Daniel Johnson, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)

... About Search America , Inc. Search America , a part of Experian, leads the industry financially clearing patients using address verification; prediction of payment; and automated screening for charity, Medicaid and other government programs with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services. The company pr...

Low Blood Sugar in Hospital Tied to Higher Death Risk for Diabetics

...rmal length of stay for that condition should be. "Even after including all of that, low blood sugar still gave us additional information about the prediction of mortality that we're not capturing with all the other metrics," said Turchin. The risk of inpatient death jumped 85.3 percent for each additiona...

Cytox Raises Pre-Series A Financing From Management and Existing UK Investors, Welcomes First US Investors

...onducting clinical trials with drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Cytox's blood tests enable the prediction of which patients with MCI will develop AD. The biomarkers are based on the cell cycle hypothesis of AD and were invented by Dr. Zsuzsanna Nagy at the...

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study

...ssure and understanding the genetic background of high blood pressure. "Uncovering the genetic causes of high blood pressure may help in its better prediction and early prevention of its complications. My research at the University of Leicester has shown how variation in the gene encoding the protein may inf...

Ovu-Trac(R) Home Test Kit From OvumOptics Predicts Ovulation with 96.2% Accuracy

...Ovu-Trac® offers women an individually focused approached to [ovulation prediction based on actual information, not on probabilities applied to the mythical &...To order Ovu-Trac® or learn more about the kit, how it works, ovulation prediction and other fertility issues , please visit www.ovu-trac.com , or contact O...

Isolagen, Inc. Announces Filing of Voluntary Petition Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

... changing environment, thus new or unforeseen risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements. Readers are also urg...

New American College of Surgeons risk calculator determines colorectal surgery risk

...NSQIP) database, data on 28,863 patients who underwent colorectal operations at 182 hospitals in 2006 to 2007 were analyzed to generate three logistic prediction models for 30-day morbidity, serious morbidity and mortality. The models considered more than 30 predictive variables such as patient age, gender, ext...

Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

...ure, said Michael J. Pencina, associate professor of biostatistics at Boston University, and a co-author of the report with Vasan. "Until now, risk prediction and risk assessment are based on 10-year and shorter periods," Pencina said. "We are proposing a 30-year risk calculator. It will be a useful developm...

LSUHSC researchers first to document early signs for diabetes in kids as young as 7

...oor insulin sensitivity which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. LDL (bad cholesterol) was also strongly associated with insulin sensitivity in the prediction model. Previously unidentified Metabolic Syndrome markers discovered by Dr. Sothern's team include: Fat in the liver cells and fat in the skeletal...

IMAGINE Software Unveils Advanced IMAGINEradiology(TM) Features

...oval feature for "straight-to-clean-claim" submission; "I-Intelligence," a suite of business intelligence tools featuring Snapshot Trending, Cash Flow prediction with standard deviation, Human Capital Management that allows for productivity measurement and cost /benefit analysis, and a Scorecard Metrics Wizard ...
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