Devices & Diagnostics

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity

A nerve protein that can be sampled with a simple blood test may offer an effective way to predict flare-ups and monitor treatment in multiple sclerosis.

What is the link between FEV1 and COPD?

FEV1 is a measurement used in the diagnosis of lung diseases. Here, we look at its role in the diagnosis, staging, and management of COPD.

Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer

At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients.

Strength in numbers: How biofilms outfox antibiotics

Antibiotics are often the standard treatment when bacteria make us sick. But when these clever microbes form a community, they become resistant.

All you need to know about the PCA3 test

The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article.

Electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

A 'smart,' wirelessly controlled bandage helped to regenerate three times as much tissue in chronically wounded mice than regular dry bandages.

Sniffing out dementia with a simple smell test

A study finds that older adults who could not identify at least 4 out of 5 odors in a smell test were twice as likely to develop dementia 5 years later.

Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect

Suprapubic catheters are a type of catheter that empties urine from the bladder via an incision in the belly. Learn how to use and care for one.

Alzheimer's disease: New genetic culprit found

A new study challenges the traditional understanding of Alzheimer's disease, as scientists point to a new gene that may be responsible for the illness.

Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset

A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk.

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