Cell-free DNA detects pathogens and quantifies damage

A common problem in diagnosing infectious disease is that the presence of a potential pathogen in the body does not necessarily mean the patient is sick. This can be particularly challenging for the treatment of organ transplant recipients, who often grapple with infection as well as complications related to immunosuppression. A new Cornell study, “A Cell-Free DNA Metagenomic Sequencing Assay […]

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Blood test that detects ovarian cancer could save women from surgery

Blood test that can detect ovarian cancer ‘may save lives and stop women having unnecessary surgery’ to spot the killer disease Women with ovarian cysts endure surgery to help doctors spot any tumours  For every one cancer that is detected, five women are operated on Blood test identifies 11 proteins that are higher in women with ovarian cancer  A blood […]

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Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in six questions

Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions App – called PARS – asks about wheezing and if the child’s parents suffer Score of zero-to-15 estimates if the youngster will suffer by seven years old Avoids the need for blood tests, which are used to diagnose the condition  e-mail 1 View comments A […]

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Dog Detects Cancer in Owner Before Doctors—How Is That Even Possible?

It’s no secret dogs are spectacular sniffers, but one pup has proven their sense of smell might be even more extraordinary than we thought. Sierra the Siberian Husky was able to detect the scent of her owner’s cancer before doctors were able to identify the disease. Stephanie Herfel, of Wisconsin, had been dealing with abdominal pain when her new pup Sierra (pictured […]

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