Researchers have developed a novel technology that could sensitively detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine disease aggressiveness, from the least invasive biopsies.
By measuring intact living cancer cells in the patient's blood, rather than the PSA protein, the method potentially provides a more accurate test for prostate cancer.
Eye-tracking technology could be used in future to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease.
It is now possible for materials researchers to make quick predictions about how certain elements will behave at different pressures.
The 'two-in-one' test not only detects the type of HPV infection but also indicates precancerous markers.
Climate change is outpacing the ability of birds and other species to adapt to their changing environment, according to an international team of scientists.
A newly discovered ancient star, containing what is said to be a record-low amount of iron, carries evidence of a class of even older stars.
A virus scanner for a smartphone might not sound too exciting at first, but the device in question doesn't search for the latest malware; it scans biological samples for real viruses.
Electronic voltammetric tongues could help detect bladder cancer in its earliest stages with a small urine sample.
The renal probes are injected into the bloodstream and light up when they detect molecular changes caused by the onset of acute kidney failure.
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research has shown that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed.
The adhesive properties of mussels, and the possibility of their use in a wide range of surface engineering applications, have been detailed by US and Chinese researchers.
Researchers have discovered a gene that determines whether roots grow deep or shallow in the soil — and could be altered to help plants adapt to changing climates.