New toolkit to assess musculoskeletal health in older people

A new way to assess the impact of normal ageing on bones, joints and muscles has been proposed that could provide a benchmark for how well older people are able to keep moving. Credit: Public Domain The composition of the […]

New innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing […]

iPrognosis Looking at People’s Behaviors to Find Signs of Parkinson’s

Our smartphones are powerful sensors and information processors that have the potential to detect early signs of some diseases. Parkinson’s, for example, is a disease that can have a slow onset with few symptoms early on. These symptoms, moreover, may […]

Simple new blood test reveals your body’s precise internal clock to guide treatments, improve health

The first simple blood test to identify your body’s precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. Credit: CC0 Public Domain The test, TimeSignature—which requires only two blood draws—can tell physicians […]

Miniaturized HTS assay identifies selective modulators of GPR119 to treat type 2 diabetes

A novel high throughput screening (HTS) assay compatible with an ion channel biosensor component was used successfully to identify selective and active small molecule modulators of G protein-coupled receptor 119 (GPR119), a promising target for the treatment of type 2 […]

New NCATS-Supported Test Could Provide Faster Diagnosis of Deadly Disease

Every year, diarrheal disease kills more than 1 million people, mostly children in the developing world. To treat the illness effectively, health care providers need to know its cause. Currently, a diagnosis requires sending a stool sample to a lab […]

Pilot study identifies strain of bacteria as chief risk factor for stomach cancer

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found a specific strain of Helicobacter pylori strongly correlated with stomach cancer. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, could eventually be used to shape treatment and screening strategies for patients. […]

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to […]

Deadly ‘rat fever’ in flood-ravaged Indian state

“Rat fever” has killed at least 12 people with another 54 suspected fatal cases in the southern Indian state of Kerala since August, after the worst floods in almost a century, authorities said Tuesday. A total of 372 people have […]

Melanoma Patient Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Predicted by Expression-Based Score

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland and the National Cancer Institute has developed a gene expression-based predictor of response to immune checkpoint blockade therapy in metastatic melanoma patients. In a study published yesterday in […]