Medications

Researchers create new device to detect antibiotic allergies

The detection of allergies to antibiotics is currently conducted with a series of in vivo skin tests that are invasive and therefore entail inconveniences. Although in vitro methods do exist, they are not sufficiently sensitive, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Gaming system helps with autism diagnosis

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects communication, social skills and other behaviours. Characteristic of some cases in both children and adults is repetitive movements or unusual behaviour ...

Immunology

Shining a new light on the immune system

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a revolutionary method of identifying cells of the immune system with "molecular fingerprints" which could pave the way for the rapid detection of conditions such ...

Oncology & Cancer

New gene test detects early mouth cancer risk

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study examines accuracy of digital compared to film mammography

Over the past few years, newer digital mammography has been replacing older film mammography, but researchers wondered, is the newer technology better at detecting cancer? A new study reported October 18, 2011 in the Annals ...

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