Blood test

Now, a blood test that can detect a heart attack 'instantly'

Now, a blood test that can detect a heart attack 'instantly'

 The new test uses similar technology to the troponin test, but analyses the level of a protein called cardiac myosin-binding protein C (cMyC).

Sep 28, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Ben Stiller cancer-free since three years

Ben Stiller cancer-free since three years

Actor Ben Stiller has revealed that he has been free from prostate cancer for three years now and said he feels happy and healthy.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
New low-cost blood test may refine cancer treatment

New low-cost blood test may refine cancer treatment

The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood, according to a study published in the The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Aug 14, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
Researchers develop new blood test to predict onset of Huntington's disease

Researchers develop new blood test to predict onset of Huntington's disease

The test may help identify new treatments for the genetic brain disorder, which is fatal and currently incurable.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:29 PM IST
This common blood test can predict cancer as minutely as a lump in the breast - Read

This common blood test can predict cancer as minutely as a lump in the breast - Read

High number of platelets have been linked to an increased risk of all forms of cancer and scientists are now urging doctors to consider thrombocytosis as a detection method for patients who are yet to show symptoms.

May 24, 2017, 21:33 PM IST
Soon, a single drop of blood may help detect cancer! - Read

Soon, a single drop of blood may help detect cancer! - Read

It was the first clinical trial in the world to test if the protein could be a useful tumour biomarker for lung cancer, and it succeeded, the report said. 

May 05, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
New blood test for speedy heart attack diagnosis

New blood test for speedy heart attack diagnosis

In patients suspected of having suffered a heart attack, only a small proportion are shown as having diagnostic changes on a heart trace or electrocardiogram (ECG).

Apr 05, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

As per a new research, doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient`s cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures.

Mar 21, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists have developed a new method of novel blood test which can easily detect the deadly disease cancer and also locate where the tumour is growing in the body.

Mar 07, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Your blood test has the answer to how long will you live

Your blood test has the answer to how long will you live

The study, published in the journal Aging Cell on Friday, used biomarker data collected from 5,000 blood samples and analysed it against the donors` health developments over the subsequent eight years.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
New blood test may improve treatment for ovarian cancer patients

New blood test may improve treatment for ovarian cancer patients

By measuring the levels of the mutated cancer gene TP53, researchers found those who responded well to treatments had a rapid fall in the levels of this circulating DNA.

Dec 21, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
This new test can diagnose skin cancer much more quickly!

This new test can diagnose skin cancer much more quickly!

The blood test can provide the same information in a matter of hours from a simple blood test, potentially saving millions of lives worldwide.

Nov 18, 2016, 12:51 PM IST
New blood test may identify alcohol disorders in foetus

New blood test may identify alcohol disorders in foetus

Researchers have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a newborn can be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy.

Nov 10, 2016, 23:15 PM IST

Simple blood test may enhance diagnosis rate of severe liver disease

Using information collected in a liver biopsy study, researchers at Cardiff University have developed a method of determining the onset of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) through the analysis of lipids, metabolites and clinical markers in blood.

Oct 07, 2016, 21:17 PM IST

Ben Stiller's prostate cancer – What you need to know about the PSA test that saved actor's life!

According to Stiller, who is now cancer-free, it was the prostate-specific antigen test, a controversial blood test known as the PSA, that saved his life. 

Oct 05, 2016, 11:00 AM IST

Now a non-invasive contact lens to test glucose levels

Researchers have developed a new technology that could allow non-invasive testing of glucose levels, via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

Oct 05, 2016, 00:45 AM IST

Blood test for Alzheimer's comes a step closer

In a major step towards development of a blood test for Alzheimer's disease, researchers have discovered a set of biomarkers (indicators of disease) that predicted whether or not a given individual would develop the debilitating disorder that impairs memory.

Sep 02, 2016, 00:13 AM IST