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How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's

Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.

Fasting before a blood test: What you need to know

For some kinds of blood tests, the patient may be required to fast beforehand. In this article, learn about fasting for blood tests.

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image...

Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated...

McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional data are used for diagnosis?

New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness.

New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

Nerve-illuminating tool outperforms visual inspection; could reduce surgery related injury and chronic pain.

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolor.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis

A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere...

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