diagnostics

Blood test can predict kidney cancer ‘five years before diagnosis’

A biomarker of kidney disease may help predict clear cell kidney cancer – the most common form of kidney cancer…

New research offers hope of a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

New blood test more accurately predicts prostate cancer risk

A new blood test can predict a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer more accurately than the current standard PSA…

New pill for breast cancer diagnosis is ‘more effective than a mammogram’

A new method for diagnosing breast cancer could be more effective than a mammogram, according to research by the University…

Blood test can rule out lung cancer ‘with 98 per cent accuracy’

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have participated in a multicentre clinical trial to evaluate the accuracy of…

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s early with 86 per cent accuracy

Researchers at Ruhr University in Germany have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease and found that it can detect…

This new device tests the strength of cells – and it could speed up drug trials

Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual…

Disposable chip ‘will reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions’

Researchers from the University of Leeds have developed a prototype chip that can quickly determine if a patient has an…

Could cancer break the NHS?

It’s an experience shared by nearly two million Britons a year. You find an unexpected lump, or a mole that…

New blood test detects myocardial infarction ‘within 15 minutes’

A new type of blood test can determine if a person has had a heart attack in less than 20…

New blood test could ‘transform’ cancer diagnosis

A new type of test can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the…