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Researchers develop the first blood test to diagnose adult depression

Researchers have identified 9 RNA blood markers that can be used as part of a panel to diagnose depression. They said it is the first blood test to diagnose adult depression.

Researchers develop 'electronic skin' for early breast cancer detection

Researchers from the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience at the University of Nebraska have created a thin electronic skin made of nanoparticles and polymers that can be applied to the breast and used to find and image lumps.

Parkinson's diagnostics expand as FDA clears wearable, researchers unveil smartphone app

Researchers are applying the full range of mobile technology to Parkinson's disease diagnostics. This week a pair of new technologies came to the fore, with a wearable device is cleared by FDA and a smartphone app unveiled at the British Science Festival.

Scientist who discovered BRCA breast cancer gene advocates for systematic screening

A researcher key in understanding the role the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes play in breast and ovarian cancer, Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, has called for women to be screened for these genes at around age 30 as part of routine care. Her latest research suggests that these genetic markers offer as much insight as a family cancer history into the risk faced by a particular woman.

Abbott diagnostic enables faster, cheaper infection treatment

A new study suggests that a diagnostic from Abbott Laboratories offers a more accurate and faster diagnosis of the cause of blood-related infections. The in vitro diagnostic is expected to receive a CE mark in the coming months.

First Dx for kidney failure approved by FDA

The FDA cleared the first and only diagnostic for acute kidney injury today, Astute Medical announced. A recent study found that hospitalized patients who got AKI had a 30% mortality rate at one year, twice that of a heart attack.

Researchers diagnose atrial fibrillation via webcam

Atrial fibrillation causes uneven blood flow, which results in subtle changes in facial skin color. Researchers were able to use that to diagnose AF patients in a small pilot study by using video of a person's face in conjunction with a software analysis of skin color.

Biomarker could improve early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

A novel biomarker could make it easier for physicians to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis early, thereby improving patients' prospects. The best results come when conventional antibody testing is combined with the new biomarker.

Survey says people want neurological diagnosis, regardless of cure

The argument for the importance of patient diagnosis often relies upon the efficacy of subsequent treatment. But according to a recent study, three-quarters of people would want to know if they have a particular neurological disorder even if it had no cure.

Cheap, portable Dx device detects an array of medical and environmental conditions

Harvard researchers have developed an inexpensive handheld device for use in the world's poorest regions that can monitor diabetes, detect malaria and analyze drinking water through electrochemical analysis and then send the information to a computer anywhere on the globe by standard mobile phone.