Oncology & Cancer

Biosensor detects brain tumors with less than a drop of blood

Despite significant advances, mortality from brain tumors remains high with five-year survival rates of 36%, according to the National Cancer Institute. More accurate diagnoses might improve the situation, but tissue biopsies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sensor can detect scarred or fatty liver tissue

About 25 percent of the U.S. population suffers from fatty liver disease, a condition that can lead to fibrosis of the liver and, eventually, liver failure.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

FDA warns about genetic noninvasive prenatal screening tests

Noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) tests may yield false results or inappropriate interpretations of results, according to a safety communication issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Other

Invasive procedures down with noninvasive prenatal testing

(HealthDay)—The number of invasive diagnostic procedures, including amniocentesis, is down significantly after the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), according to a study published in the January issue ...

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