Tag: blood test

Blood test to detect two types of cancers

September 26, 2022

Scientists in Israel are working on developing a blood test that can detect pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Although still in the testing phase, the method is reported to be 92% accurate, and could ultimately be adapted to detect other types […]

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A blood test to detect diabetes before symptom onset?

August 17, 2022

Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Switzerland are looking into developing a blood test for early detection of diabetes for patients at risk. The test would check for a molecular biomarker that could be associated with a deterioration […]

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New, affordable blood test detects metastatic cancer

January 10, 2022

Scientists from the University of Oxford, UK, have developed a cheap and simple blood test that can detect the presence of a wide range of cancer types as well as provide an estimate on whether it has metastasised (spread) throughout […]

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Scientists develop blood test to measure body’s circadian rhythm

August 2, 2021

The human body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm influences all matters related to health and well-being, including the optimal time to exercise or take medication; but measuring a person’s individual circadian rhythm has so far been, unfortunately, tedious. However, scientists […]

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Effective blood test for childhood tuberculosis in the works

May 21, 2021

Scientists at New Orleans’ Tulane University, US, have devised a blood test that checks for tuberculosis (TB) in young children – the test is claimed to detect the presence of mycobacterium tuberculosis microbesup to a year before the disease itself […]

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Detecting Alzheimer’s disease through blood test shows real potential

December 3, 2020

A new blood test is able to check if those with mild memory loss are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) later on.  AD is notoriously difficult to diagnose until much too late, so scientists at Sweden’s Lund University […]

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NHS to trial reliable blood test for 50 types of cancer

November 30, 2020

An early-stage cancer detection blood test, designed to detect at least 50 types of cancer, will be trialled by the NHS in England for the next three years. Developed by US biotechnology company Grail, the test can detect molecular changes […]

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Experimental blood test detects 96% of autism cases, could speed diagnosis

March 17, 2017

An experimental blood test is said to detect autism in more than 96% of cases across a broad spectrum of patients, offering the potential to diagnose the condition earlier, according to a study recently released by its developers. The findings […]

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