disease diagnosis

Mental health check-up not to be compulsory in China


June 14th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Mental health examination of Chinese people would not be compulsory and could be done at the discretion of the patient's guardians, says a new draft mental ... Read more...

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Portable laser devices to ensure better, painless disease diagnosis


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A visit to the dentist could now be a painless affair, with the development of new portable laser devices to probe bones, teeth, and other parts of the ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘Star Trek’-style medical ‘tricorder’ to diagnose breast cancer


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 2 (ANI): A 'Star Trek'-style medical "tricorder", developed Brit scientists can diagnose diseases such as breast cancer in minutes.The hand-held device analyses a patient's blood, urine or saliva sample ... Read more...

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Blood test for inflammation could also show risk for colon cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Scientists say that a blood test used to determine the level of inflammation in the body may offer some help in assessing colon cancer risk.Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Gong ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘human odourprint’ based technology to sniff out criminals


October 15th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Police long have used trained dogs to sniff out human scents in pursuing criminals. Now, scientists are trying to decipher the chemistry of human odour to develop technology ... Read more...

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New ultrasensitive electronic sensor to speed up DNA testing (corrected)


September 1st, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Singapore scientists have developed a new ultrasensitive electronic sensor that would speed up DNA testing for disease diagnosis and biological research.The novel electronic sensor array would be rapid, ... Read more...

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New ultrasensitive electronic sensor to speed up DNA testing


August 27th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Singapore scientists have developed a new ultrasensitive electronic sensor that would speed up DNA testing for disease diagnosis and biological research.The novel electronic sensor array would be rapid, ... Read more...

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Scientists develop faster, more cost-effective DNA test for crime scenes


July 9th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists in Japan are reporting development of a faster, less expensive version of the fabled polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is a DNA test widely used in criminal ... Read more...

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Now, a quicker, cheaper SARS virus detector


May 30th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Southern California have developed a quicker and cheaper breed of electronic detectors for viruses like SARS and other biological materials, which may prove ... Read more...

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Colour-changing oral strip may revolutionise gum disease diagnosis


April 11th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): A simple colour-changing oral strip can help detect gum disease in a patient more quickly and easily than traditional screening methods, according to researchers at Temple University.Periodontal, or ... Read more...

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Obesity ups gums disease risk


April 5th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Obese people are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease than normal-weight individuals, according to a new study.Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University ... Read more...

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Benign breast disease ups young woman’’s breast cancer risk


December 14th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that a type of benign breast disease (BBD), known as atypical hyperplasia, substantially increases a young woman''s risk of developing breast ... Read more...

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Bacterial infections peak during summer season


November 27th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): While onset of winter is often accompanied by viral infections such as influenza or common cold, summers can as well be called a season of bacterial infections, ... Read more...

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Bacteria may serve as future bio-robots for disease diagnosis


November 25th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Scientists struggle to create robots tiny enough to imprint microscopic patterns onto microchips and for medical purposes may soon be over, for UC Berkeley researchers have said ... Read more...

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Soon, a card-swipe test for instant disease diagnosis


October 30th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): University of Utah scientists say that they have created a sensitive prototype device for medical tests that is based on the same principle as a credit card-swipe ... Read more...

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Novel computational model can revolutionise disease diagnosis


October 17th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 17 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new computational approach that may one day help gain a clearer picture of the metabolic processes of individual organs, such ... Read more...

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Gold, silver nanostars may revolutionise disease diagnosis


October 16th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), scientists have now demonstrated that gold and silver nanostars are more effective than commonly used nanorods and nanospheres for chemical and biological ... Read more...

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Blood ”fingerprints” can serve as biomarkers for cancer, diabetes


September 4th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): In a revolutionary discovery, scientists have found that Serum microRNAs (miRNAs) in the blood can act as efficient ''fingerprints'' for detecting diseases including cancer and diabetes, says ... Read more...

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Bio-markers pave way for new diagnostic tool


September 4th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Serum microRNAs can serve as biomarkers for the detection of cancer and diabetes, potentially paving the way for a revolutionary non-invasive diagnostic tool. microRNAs or miRNAs are naturally ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in biological ”chip” production to speed-up deadly disease diagnosis


August 23rd, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Manchester have come up with a way to speed-up the production of biological ''chips'', paving the way for rapid tests for serious ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers test to dramatically reduce deadly disease diagnosis time


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher at Kansas State University has developed a rapid test that can significantly reduce the time taken for diagnosing dangerous diseases in the lab, and ... Read more...

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iPod-sized microscope may revolutionise disease diagnosis


July 29th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a pocket-sized microscope that may prove useful for diagnosing diseases like malaria in the developing world. ... Read more...

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Subtle nervous system abnormalities may predict death risk in elderly


June 24th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): According to a new study, subtle but clinically detectable neurological abnormalities, such as reduced reflexes and an unstable posture, may be associated with the risk of death ... Read more...

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Long-term cannabis use linked to brain abnormalities


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Long-term, heavy cannabis users are likely to have structural abnormalities in brain, says a new study.The new study led by Murat Yucel, Ph.D., M.A.P.S., of Orygen Research ... Read more...

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Genetic switch can unlock secrets of cancer


April 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have mapped the genetic switches that will help open up ways to unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. These genetic switches are methylation points, numbering ... Read more...

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Sleeping sickness find may lead to new test for earlier diagnosis


April 15th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Researchers from Imperial College of London and institutions in Switzerland and the USA, have revealed that sleeping sickness creates a metabolic 'fingerprint' in the blood and urine ... Read more...

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Novel technique offers comprehensive heart disease diagnosis with single CT scan


March 5th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Medical University of South Carolina have developed a novel imaging technique that would enable comprehensive diagnosis of heart disease based on a single computerized tomographic (CT) ... Read more...

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Gene variant increases schizophrenia risk in women


February 15th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 15 (ANI): After performing a complete scan of the human genome, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford found that a genetic variant in ... Read more...

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Super scanner reduces radiation exposure by 80pc


November 26th, 2007 - 6:54 pm ICT by admin
London, November 26 (ANI): Technology major Philips has invented a machine which can reveal the interior of a patients body with much higher clarity than the conventional X-ray scanners, and that too ... Read more...

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