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Diagnosis News

Fingerprinting helps to tell different cancers apart

Most cancers have a specific signature that arises from significant changes to the a marker called the epigenome. This is a type of "genetic fingerprint." Interpreting this could result in cancers being identified and treated faster.

New Alzheimer’s blood test

London - Scientists have identified a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.

Using smartphones to diagnose diseases

A disease diagnostic system is being developed that offers results that could be read using only a smart phone and a $20 lens attachment. The device could be used by medics or even for people at home.

Oil droplets could help diagnose cancer

A new method, which involves injecting tiny oil droplets into cells, could lead to new tools to diagnose cancer, hypertension, and connective tissue diseases.

New measures to improve dementia diagnosis rates

London - In the U.K., new efforts have been announced to tackle what the U.K. government has described as "shockingly low" rates of dementia diagnosis.

Don Imus Battling Prostate Cancer

Controversial radio talk show host, Don Imus, announced this morning that he has stage II prostrate cancer. Prognosis is good, he says.

California's Autism Increase Not Due to Improved Diagnosis

A study by UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute researchers has found that the seven- to eight-fold increase in the number children born in California with autism since 1990 cannot be explained by either changes in how the condition is diagnosed or counted.

Globally Cancer Will Kill 7.6 Million This Year

Cancer will claim 7.6 million lives worldwide this year, and more than 12 million people will receive cancer diagnoses, according to Global Cancer Facts and Figures 2007. It also found that the number of smokers worldwide will reach 2 billion by 2030.

More of My Story, The Plot Thickens - Part 3

More of my story ... about me, my family, my daughter.

Big'n, A Soldier's Journey

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a diagnosis which includes avoidance behavior. A Catch-22 then exists in seeking help from the Veterans Administration.

Microbots Designed to Swim Like Bacteria for Medical Diagnosis

Scientists design bacteria like microrobots for diagnosis of medical problems.
 

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