Research & development > Clinical diagnostics

Two new blood tests for Alzheimer's developed

08 July, 2019

Researchers from both Singapore and Sweden have, within a day of each other, announced their own blood tests for Alzheimer's disease.

Computer-assisted diagnostics detect brain tumour growth earlier

05 June, 2019

A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumours earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone.

Predicting and detecting metastasis in prostate cancer

27 May, 2019

US scientists have found a way to differentiate the subset of patients with prostate cancer who require more aggressive management and treatment.

Biomarker may prevent hospital discharge in sepsis patients

08 May, 2019

European researchers have found a way to identify hospital patients with suspected sepsis infection who may suffer from subsequent disease progression.

Collaboration to non-invasively assess pregnancy outcomes

30 April, 2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a collaboration with NX Prenatal to develop proteomics assays to monitor foetal health in utero and assess the risk of adverse outcomes.

Alzheimer's detection in a simple blood test

25 April, 2019

Swedish scientists have shown how a blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain.

Breath tests developed for gut disorders, gastric cancer

29 March, 2019

The humble breath test can now do a lot more than detect if you've had too much to drink, with scientists all over the world developing breath tests for gut-based diseases.

Diabetes detection with a smartphone camera

14 March, 2019

A popular smartphone application, designed to measure heart rate using the phone's built-in camera, may help detect diabetes.

'Origami' diagnostic device for remote malaria detection

28 February, 2019

Researchers have revealed how origami-style folded paper, prepared with a printer and a hotplate, has detected malaria with 98% sensitivity in infected participants in Uganda.

Ebola virus allegedly re-emerges in survivor, infects family

25 July, 2018

Ebola virus may have re-emerged in a woman a year after she survived an acute infection, potentially leading to the infection of her husband and two of their sons.

Breakthrough blood test to detect melanoma early

18 July, 2018

Australian researchers have developed what is claimed to be the world's first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages.

Heart attack or chest pain? Take this diagnostic test and find out

04 December, 2017

Upstream Medical Technologies has developed a biomarker-based diagnostic test to rule out the risk of imminent heart attack for the significant number of people presenting at hospital with chest pain.

Polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities

20 November, 2017

University of Leicester experts in association with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics have developed polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities which hold the potential to outperform natural antibodies in various diagnostic applications.

Empowering laboratories of the future: the urgent need for clinical context

31 March, 2017 by Martin Wilkinson*

Laboratory professionals must have detailed clinical information to make decisions on the most effective testing for patients.

Fast diagnostics tests to be commercialised by Oxford spinout

27 July, 2016

Technology co-developed at the Universities of Oxford and Sao Paulo State University will be commercialised by spinout company Oxford Impedance Diagnostics (OID), offering the potential for the development of ultrasensitive fast diagnostic tests for a range of diseases.

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