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Building a better stroke diagnosis
An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University have uncovered a new suite of human blood biomarkers which could someday help emergency clinicians quickly recognize whether someone is experiencing a stroke with a simple blood test. (2020-09-24)
Routine blood test predicts increased mortality risk in patients with COVID-19
A standard test that assesses blood cells can identify which patients who are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 face a high risk of becoming critically ill and dying. (2020-09-23)
Grappling with questions about how COVID-19 can affect the heart
For an issue once expected to occur mostly in patients with severe COVID-19, heart conditions following SARS-CoV-2 infection are much more prevalent, writes Eric Topol in a Perspective. (2020-09-23)
Head to head comparison of five assays used to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies shows Siemens and Oxford assays met regulatory targets
New research being presented at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, online 23-25 September) shows that, in a head-to-head comparison of five tests used to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (known as 'immunoassays'), an assay manufactured by Siemens and one developed by an academic partnership led by the University of Oxford had the most accurate results. (2020-09-23)
Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots
Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers. (2020-09-17)
The hormone glucagon may be a warning light for diabetes
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen are introducing a new biological concept in the fight against diabetes: glucagon resistance. (2020-09-17)
Metformin for type 2 diabetes patients or not? Researchers now have the answer
Metformin is the first-line drug that can lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. (2020-09-17)
Super-potent blood stem cells discovered in human embryos
In research recently published in Stem Cell Reports, Andrejs Ivanovs, Alexander Medvinsky (a.medvinsky@ed.ac.uk) and colleagues from the University of Edinburgh discovered that HSCs from early human embryos, when HSCs are just starting to form, are more robust at expanding than those from the cord blood. (2020-09-17)
Rapid blood test could detect brain injury in minutes, study shows
A blood protein test could detect the severity of head trauma in under 15 minutes, according to a recent study. (2020-09-17)
Not so similar: Depression, but not anxiety, linked with inflammation and metabolic change
Anxiety and depression are often linked and assumed to be closely related, but now research has shown for the first time that depression and anxiety have different biochemical associations with inflammation and lipid (fat) metabolism. (2020-09-14)
Researchers develop rapid test for ovarian cancer detection
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a test for ovarian cancer detection with a sensitivity 4.5 times higher than that of the conventional laboratory test. (2020-09-11)
Shorter rest periods yield same results when measuring blood pressure
Current guidelines recommending five minutes of rest before a patient can receive a blood pressure screening may not be necessary for patients without high blood pressure. (2020-09-10)
The genetics of blood: A global perspective
To better understand the properties of blood cells, an international team led by UdeM's Guillaume Lettre has been examining variations in the DNA of 746,667 people worldwide. (2020-09-04)
Blood breakdown product commandeers important enzyme
The hemoglobin in the red blood cells ensures that our body cells receive sufficient oxygen. (2020-09-04)
New test can detect crown-of-thorns starfish as quickly as a home pregnancy kit
Researchers at the Australian Institute of Marine Science have developed a dipstick test that can detect crown-of-thorns starfish on coral reefs by using the same technology as home pregnancy tests. (2020-09-03)
Virus in the blood can predict severe COVID-19
A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19. (2020-09-02)
Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection
A Cambridge hospital has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that this approach was superior to virus detection alone for diagnosing COVID-19 disease. (2020-09-02)
Study leads to better understanding of blood pressure regulation, atherosclerosis
A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study provides insight into how a protein called angiotensinogen contributes to blood pressure regulation and atherosclerosis. (2020-09-02)
Blood marker may reduce cancer burden
Researchers at Flinders University are expanding work on a promising blood test model to help predict or diagnose head and neck cancer, a difficult cancer to pick up early and treat. (2020-09-01)
Physiological test for autism proves effective independent of co-occurring conditions
Developing a physiological test for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one that measures certain components in the blood, has the potential to be a paradigm shift for diagnosing ASD. (2020-08-28)
Host tissue T cells may have an unexpected role in graft-versus-host disease
A new study has found that skin and intestinal T cells in the recipient survive conditioning regimens and continue to perform their normal functions. (2020-08-28)
Spit in a tube to diagnose heart attack
A saliva test could fast track heart attack diagnosis, according to preliminary research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 The innovative technique requires patients to spit into a tube and provides results in 10 minutes, compared to at least one hour for the standard blood test. (2020-08-26)
Scientists use blood test to predict who is likely to develop psychotic disorders
Scientists have discovered that testing the levels of certain proteins in blood samples can predict whether a person at risk of psychosis is likely to develop a psychotic disorder years later. (2020-08-26)
New blood, new hope: Transfusions protect the brain from stroke damage
In a study led by Xuefang ''Sophie'' Ren, a research assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, a team of West Virginia University neuroscientists found that blood substitution therapy rescues the brains of mice from ischemic damage, a potential breakthrough in stroke therapy. (2020-08-25)
Urine sediment test results, diagnoses vary significantly across nephrologists
A new study shows that nephrologists do not always agree on their interpretation of images from urine sediment tests, which are frequently ordered to evaluate a variety of kidney diseases. (2020-08-21)
High blood pressure during pregnancy may mean worse hot flashes during menopause
Women with a history of high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy are more likely to experience bothersome menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, according to a study published Wednesday, Aug. (2020-08-19)
Exploring connections between ovarian cancer and blood cells
Recent discoveries made by researchers at Texas A&M University could change the way ovarian cancer is understood and treated. (2020-08-14)
A new, 20-minute assay for COVID-19 diagnosis
Researchers have developed a new test that can diagnose COVID-19 in just 20 minutes. (2020-08-13)
Exercise induces secretion of biomarkers into sweat
The aim was to reveal the potential of microRNAs in sweat extracellular vesicles in monitoring exercise performance. (2020-08-12)
Non-fasting blood test can help screen youth for prediabetes and diabetes
A simple blood test that does not require overnight fasting has been found to be an accurate screening tool for identifying youth at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease risk later in life. (2020-08-10)
Nanoparticle system captures heart-disease biomarker from blood for in-depth analysis
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a method combining sticky nanoparticles with high-precision protein measurement to capture and analyze a common marker of heart disease to reveal details that were previously inaccessible. (2020-08-06)
A one-step diagnostic may bring faster, cheaper cancer testing to remote settings
Scientists have created a rapid and affordable test for breast cancer that is designed for use in developing regions, where patients often face delayed diagnoses that worsen their outcomes. (2020-08-05)
Blood test could diagnose baby brain damage just hours after birth
An early blood test could detect which babies deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of serious neurodisabilities like cerebral palsy and epilepsy. (2020-08-04)
Blood-thinner with no bleeding side-effects is here
In a study led by EPFL, scientists have developed a synthetic blood-thinner that, unlike all others, doesn't cause bleeding side-effects. (2020-08-04)
Rapid test for the determination of antibodies against Sars-Cov-2
To determine immunity to Sars-Cov-2 and the effectiveness of potential vaccines, the amount of neutralising antibodies in the blood of recovered or vaccinated individuals must be determined. (2020-07-30)
Cholesterol-lowering drug improved function of heart's arteries
In a pilot study of people living with HIV or high levels of cholesterol, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary arteries that provide oxygen to the heart. (2020-07-29)
Alzheimer's protein in blood indicates early brain changes
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis used mass spectrometry to discover that a form of the Alzheimer's protein tau is found at high levels in the blood of people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease. (2020-07-28)
New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the disease as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to a large international study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and simultaneously presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. (2020-07-28)
New drug targets clots: A potential treatment for heart attack and stroke prevention
Monash researchers have developed a drug that can be potentially given as a preventative against heart attack. (2020-07-22)
Researchers develop a portable blood ammonia detector
This device offers a significantly faster and easier method for detecting ammonia levels in blood, which can reach dangerous levels in people with certain diseases and genetic conditions. (2020-07-21)
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