Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New low-cost device rapidly, accurately detects Hepatitis C infection

Hepatitis C affects more than 354 million people worldwide. About 75 to 85 percent of people who have it get a long-term infection referred to as chronic Hepatitis C. Left untreated, it could lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Are drones the optimal way to distribute COVID-19 tests?

Researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health have developed a new COVID-19 test distribution method that uses drones to quickly deliver at-home diagnostic tests to individuals who suspect they have COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

This simple blood test can tell if a snakebite was dry or full of venom

The increased availability of D-Dimer testing—a blood test that checks for, or monitors, blood-clotting problems—may be a vital aid to the early diagnosis of venom-induced consumption coagulopathy (VICC), the most frequent ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Single brain scan can diagnose Alzheimer's disease

The research uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer's. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact ...

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