What is an anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) test? This test measures the level of anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) in the blood. AMH is made in the reproductive tissues of both males and females. The role of AMH and whether levels are normal depend on your age and gender. AMH plays an important role in the development of […]Continue Reading ...
Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic esophageal tube-testing for gut damage and celiac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses. Research published today in international journal Scientific Reports describes an exciting new breath test that could have global implications on how […]Continue Reading ...
Like many other patients who have overcome cancer, breast cancer survivors live in fear of relapse. Now, researchers have developed a tool by which they can predict accurately the time when the cancer is likely to return. The results of this study were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature. The new test […]Continue Reading ...
In an important step toward eradicating tuberculosis (TB), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has signed a licensing agreement with an international biomedical firm, Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL), to market and distribute TGen’s patented Next Generation Sequencing-based TB test technology. For now, the test — called DeepChek®-TB — is […]Continue Reading ...
What is a CEA test? CEA stands for carcinoembryonic antigen. It is a protein found in the tissues of a developing baby. CEA levels normally become very low or disappear after birth. Healthy adults should have very little or no CEA in their body. This test measures the amount of CEA in the blood, and […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. In an effort to reduce illness and deaths among […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute are evaluating a first-of-its-kind blood test for detecting colorectal cancer. Their findings may help propel the test toward inclusion in the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. The blood test, which the Food and Drug Administration recently approved, looks for an abnormal gene […]Continue Reading ...
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new blood test for genetic disorders that may allow parents to learn about the health of their baby as early as 11 weeks into pregnancy. The simple blood test lets doctors diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of DNA in the mother’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In an important step toward eradicating tuberculosis (TB), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has signed a licensing agreement with an international biomedical firm, Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL), to market and distribute TGen’s patented Next Generation Sequencing based TB test technology. For now, the test—called […]Continue Reading ...
UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researchers have taken part in an award-winning project that will enable healthcare companies to develop and supply more effective wound dressings. Professor Karen Ousey directs the University’s Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention and she played a key role in research that was awarded funding by the Government-backed Innovate UK. She […]Continue Reading ...
Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to be 70% more specific for prostate cancer compared to the blood test currently used by doctors. If the new ‘epiCaPture’ test is further validated it […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Knowing how drugs impact single bacteria can help clinicians target the right antibiotics more quickly, reducing the need for prolonged treatment that in the long-term contributes to antibiotic resistance. For […]Continue Reading ...
What is an electrocardiogram (EKG) test? An electrocardiogram (EKG) test is a simple, painless procedure that measures electrical signals in your heart. Each time your heart beats, an electrical signal travels through the heart. An EKG can show if your heart is beating at a normal rate and strength. It also helps show the size […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 27 2019 The first test to quickly and accurately predict how people will respond to standard treatment for the most common type of leukemia has been developed at Cardiff University. The technology could guide doctors’ decisions on which drugs to give to patients. The Cardiff researchers say that the test could now be a […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have developed an innovative test that can quickly diagnose sepsis and potentially save thousands of lives. Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock Preliminary testing of the device has shown it can generate results in minutes, while the hospital tests that are currently used can take up to 72 to hours. According to the UK Sepsis Trust, […]Continue Reading ...
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