diagnostics

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…