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Microbe Talk Extra: Flu Fighters

For this Microbe Talk Extra, we went to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition to meet the Flu Fighters – scientists working on new ways to fight and diagnose influenza. 97 more words


Pancreatic cancer urine test hope

BBC News 3 August 2015

A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists.  They found a protein “signature” only present in people with the disease. 14 more words

Clinical Pathology

Interpreting the evidence on diagnostic tests

Evidence by Scot Martin, Attribution-ShareAlike Licence

When we are thinking about evidence-based clinical medicine we often need to look at the literature on diagnostic tests. This paper written for nurse practitioners gives advice about what to look out for when interpreting the findings of studies on diagnostic tests. 25 more words


Online Health Services and Medicines in India

F   or the best online health services and medicines in India, trust only Medikab.in. Medikab.in is India’s best managed healthcare marketplace and medicare consultancy and has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding in 2013. 660 more words

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Tests to gauge genetic risks for prostate cancer now are feasible

EurekAlert 17-Jun-2015

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis. 47 more words

Clinical Pathology

Test unravels history of infection

BBC News Jonathan Ball 4 June 2015

US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood. 124 more words

Clinical Pathology

Testing for oral cancer

Oral cancer (OSCC – oral squamous cell carcinoma) often occurs after a condition called PMD (potentially malignant disorder), which can sometimes progress to cancer. If conditions such as oral cancer or PMD are identified early enough, outcomes for patients can be improved. 738 more words

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