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biomarkers

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HealthLinx identifies novel ovarian cancer biomarker

Researchers demonstrate for the first time that the previously reported metastasis-inducing protein can be detected in the blood of ovarian cancer patients.

By February 10, 2010

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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 February 24, 2014

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Google X project has lofty goal: Prevent disease

Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy.

By July 25, 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 January 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 August 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 January 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 December 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 August 16, 2012

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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 July 9, 2013

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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 December 28, 2010