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Speech patterns reveal depression levels


August 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) Speech patterns can reveal the severity of depression as well as a patient's response to treatment, suggests a new study.The study, the largest of its kind ... Read more...

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Breakthrough could nip arthritis in the bud


June 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) A breakthrough involving billions of bugs in our guts that play a role in regulating the immune system could actually nip arthritis in the bud. The ... Read more...

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Doctors overlook vital signs in diagnosing delirium


November 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Clinicians are overlooking vital signs in the blood that could help them more accurately diagnose patients with delirium, a condition tied to shorter lifespans. "These biomarkers ... Read more...

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Novel non-invasive tests could help in early detection of cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) has released a report on researchers' demonstrations of novel non-invasive tests for early cancer detection.The researchers last month demonstrated that they are ... Read more...

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Biomarker-based blood test can predict metastasis risk in melanoma


April 16th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with melanoma has been identified.Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men ... Read more...

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Stress hampers intestinal bacteria making immune system inactive


April 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A new research has indicated that stress not only sends the human immune system into overdrive - but it can also wreak havoc on the trillions of bacteria ... Read more...

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Eating strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have found that eating strawberries may be a way to help people at risk of esophageal cancer protect themselves from the disease.Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How cigarette smoke affects smokers


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different 'metabolites' or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers.Smoke from cigarettes can affect nearly every organ in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.The novel cell screening method used in the study also clarifies the process behind tumor metastasis and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New biomarker for fatal brain disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified the first disease-specific biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), a universally fatal, degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure.sCJD is one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop new test for ‘pluripotent’ stem cells


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have developed a quality control diagnostic test that is likely to make it easier for scientists to determine whether their cell lines are normal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antioxidants in pecans ‘good for your heart’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention, according to a new study from Loma Linda University (LLU).Pecans contain different forms ... Read more...

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Potential biomarkers for early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy identified


February 17th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have identified potential biomarkers for early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.Ectopic pregnancy (EP) occurs when an embryo does not attach normally inside the mother's uterus, but instead attaches ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur


February 12th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific ... Read more...

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Technology in human trials to spot cardiac disease, cancer, drug abuse


February 10th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Rice University scientists have come up with a new microchip technology, which is expected to advance the art of diagnosis.Cardiac disease is the focus of one of six ... Read more...

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Biomarker test shows promise for diagnosis of melanoma


January 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.University of North Carolina School ... Read more...

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New lab-on-a-chip blood testing device gives results in less than 30 mins


January 10th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): University of Rhode Island engineers have invented a new blood testing device, which uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device and provides results in less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nails, hair indicate booze intake over last 90 days


January 9th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): United States Drug Testing Laboratories (USDTL) has launched two new tests - one for fingernails and the other for hair - which can report a donor's alcohol exposure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Groundbreaking technology to detect Alzheimer’s developed


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A novel technology that is able to detect the presence of immune molecules specific to Alzheimer's disease in patients' blood samples has been developed by the scientists from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Powerful biomarker panel for early detection of breast cancer discovered


December 17th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Using a new, powerful method for rapidly screening molecules associated with breast cancer, scientists have discovered a broad panel of 28 early predictors, or biomarkers that may aid ... Read more...

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Why babies digest milk more effectively than adults


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that infants are more efficient at digesting milk than adults due to a difference in the strains of bacteria that dominate their ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy post-surgery ‘may not be always necessary’


November 9th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): NRC researchers have developed a tool to determine which breast cancer patients have little risk of their disease recurring, which has the potential to virtually eliminate unnecessary chemotherapy.They ... Read more...

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First step to developing a test for MND


November 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified a common signature of nerve damage in the brains of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients.The study was funded by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, ... Read more...

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Now, simple blood test to help predict chronic kidney disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A study has revealed that measuring three biomarkers in a single blood sample might improve physicians' ability to identify patients at high risk of developing chronic kidney disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bad breath, fart sniffer to hunt for life on Mars!


September 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): If at all there's life on Mars, we are more likely to smell it before we see it. A new study has suggested that a chemical involved in ... Read more...

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Biomarkers in blood serum could classify individuals with Alzheimer’s


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Biomarkers in blood serum can be combined with clinical information to accurately classify patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new research.Identifying biomarkers in the blood has several ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swimming in indoor pools could increase cancer risk


September 13th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Taking a dip in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory problems, revealed a study.However, the authors of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tricorder Becomes A Reality In 2010


September 11th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Tricorder had been a fictional gadget safely ensconced within the minds of sci-fi lovers until now. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Star ... Read more...

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Appetite hormones may predict dieter’s success


September 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Regaining weight after dieting is something that frustrates many people. However, the results of a new study may point way to effective weight-loss maintenance.The latest research has revealed ... Read more...

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Now, ‘brain atlas’ to understand disorders of the mind


September 8th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A researcher at Tel Aviv University is building on a previously developed tool to understand how different parts of the human brain "connect" - and use the information ... Read more...

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New genetic risk factor for Lou Gehrig’s disease identified


August 26th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.Using yeast and fruit flies as simple, yet rapid ... Read more...

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Molecular approach could be the key to understanding male infertility


August 25th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are beginning to identify the molecular signals that could help experts understand the issue of male infertility better than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, detect oral cancer just by a mouth swab


August 10th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers are on the verge of developing a new test for oral cancer that could be done by using a brush to collect cells from a patient's mouth.Scientists ... Read more...

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Now, radiation therapy to detect and kill tumours with fewer side effects


August 10th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new way to destroy cancerous tumors with radiation therapy that would have fewer side effects and minimal damage to surrounding tissue.Israel Gannot of Tel ... Read more...

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Now, 3 biomarkers in spinal fluid could classify patients with Alzheimer’s


August 10th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Three biomarkers could soon be able to classify people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it.A signature consisting of the three biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid was found ... Read more...

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