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Can we predict Alzheimer's a decade before symptoms?

Can we predict Alzheimer's a decade before symptoms? | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Researchers are looking to see if they can test the retina for signs of Alzheimer's, even before symptoms.
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Sticky paper offers cheap, easy solution for paper-based diagnostics

Sticky paper offers cheap, easy solution for paper-based diagnostics | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

A University of Washington bioenginee has produced paper-based diagnostics using plain paper. Treated paper can be used to do medical tests. Here, a biomolecule printed in the pattern of the UW mascot binds to a toxic molecule, showing that the toxin is present.

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Reducing The Time To Diagnosis By Measuring Genomic Response To Infection

Reducing The Time To Diagnosis By Measuring Genomic Response To Infection | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Duke researchers are looking to genomic technologies - not the isolation of bacteria or viruses - to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph.Two studies
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Not all illnesses can be prevented. But the sooner we detect illness, the more likely a faster cure can be effected. Scientists have discovered a way to shortcut the time to diagnose infection by means of genomics, which will potentially lead to new diagnostic products.

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