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biomarkers

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To diagnose prostate cancer faster, scientists bring aboard engineers

Using computational modeling, a team of doctors and engineers are working together to create a quicker, less-expensive way to help diagnose prostate cancer.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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Scientists inch closer to blood test for pancreatic cancer

Without any screening tests, pancreatic cancer is rarely diagnosed early, and has become the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Steve Jobs died of it at the age of 56 in 2011.

By Jan. 22, 2014

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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Gut feelings? Cold feet? Body maps show where emotions go

Where is the love? Experiments with some 700 people in Scandinavia and Taiwan reveal universal locales for emotions from anger to happiness to pride and shame.

By Jan. 1, 2014

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Snap cholesterol selfies with new smartphone app, device

Few home cholesterol test kits separate out "good" cholesterol from "bad" cholesterol, but a new smartphone app and attachment aims to give home testers a clearer picture of their actual cholesterol health.

By Dec. 17, 2013

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Brain scan might determine your age within a year

Scientists are using structural MRIs on hundreds of people ages 3 to 20 to assess age. More than 92 percent of the time, it turns out, those scans don't lie.

By Aug. 16, 2012

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Breath sensor could offer on-the-spot cancer report

Researchers are using nanoparticles to create a material sensitive enough to analyze a person's breath to detect indicators of cancer and other diseases.

By Dec. 28, 2010

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'Scent device' aims to sniff out bladder cancer

Researchers develop a "scent device" they hope may prove to be a reliable way to detect cancer in patients' urine before it becomes a serious problem.

By Jul. 9, 2013

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Blow here: New breathalyzer may screen for diabetes, lung cancer

Researchers hope to soon be able to test our breath for a wide range of "biomarkers" -- molecules that could indicate the presence of a particular disease.

By May. 8, 2012

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Phones will smell when you're ill, feel through the screen

In five years phones will smell when you're ill, hear what babies are saying and let you stroke someone's skin through your screen.

By Dec. 17, 2012