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Simple saliva test may help clinicians diagnose kidney disease

Simple saliva test may help clinicians diagnose kidney disease

Washington: A simple saliva test may be helpful for diagnosing kidney disease, especially in developing countries. The technology will be highlighted at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. more

A urine sample could be used to diagnose preeclampsia

A urine sample could be used to diagnose preeclampsia

Moscow: A team of scientists from the Federal State Budget Institution ‘Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology’, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Emanuel Institute for Biochemical Physics, and the Talrose Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics have developed an approach for a method of non-invasive testing for pregnant women with a serious and complex condition called preeclampsia. more

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome

Washington: There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured together, can accurately distinguish IBS patients from people without the condition. more

Blood test can predict if antibiotics are needed

Blood test can predict if antibiotics are needed

New York: Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre have developed a blood test that can determine whether a respiratory illness is caused by infection from a virus or bacteria so that proper antibiotics can be prescribed. more

Saliva can reveal risk of early death

Saliva can reveal risk of early death

London: Lower levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with an elevated risk of mortality and could be an early indicator of risk, researchers from University of Birmingham have found. more

A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing disease

A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing disease

New York: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have developed a cheap, reusable diagnostic device to be used in regions where medical facilities are sparse or cost is prohibitive. more

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

New York: Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather than a single test would improve detection of pre-diabetes in children and adults, according to a new study led by the Georgia State University in the US. more

Blood test results vary from drop to drop in finger prick tests

Blood test results vary from drop to drop in finger prick tests

Washington: When it comes to needles and drawing blood, most patients agree that bigger is not better. But in the first study of its kind, Rice University bioengineers have found results from a single drop of blood are highly variable, and as many as six to nine drops must be combined to achieve consistent results. more

World’s first blood test for accurate prenatal testing

World’s first blood test for accurate prenatal testing

London: Scientists at Plymouth University have developed a non-invasive, low risk and accurate blood test that can detect foetal blood group, sex, and genetic conditions in unborn babies. more

Simple saliva test detects Ebola in a jiffy

Simple saliva test detects Ebola in a jiffy

London: A simple saliva test to detect the deadly Ebola infection has been found effective under field conditions in Senegal and Guinea, a new study says. more