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  • Follow the Money: Home COVID-19 Tests, Handheld Diagnostics, Digital Pathology

    Diagnostics World News | Funding updates around the diagnostics industry including cash for glycoproteomic-powered ovarian cancer diagnostics, investments in diagnosing traumatic brain injury, digital pathology, scaled up production of QuantuMDx’s portable PCR diagnostic device, and more.

    Dec 21, 2020
  • Gates Grant For Home Dx, AI-COVID Software, Study: Non-Contact Thermometers Don’t Diagnose: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | New five plex RT-qPCR test, novel amplification-free rapid SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid detection platform, and why temperature screening doesn’t work to diagnose or control COVID-19 spread. Plus: new SARS-CoV-2 antigen ELISA.

    Dec 18, 2020
  • EMRs Lack Flexibility And Functionality Necessary For Precision Medicine

    Diagnostics World News | There is no question that genetic/genomic testing rapidly is becoming the gold standard of care, across clinical specialties and care settings. Genetic information serves as the patient’s lifelong signature. It can—and should—be referenced and interrogated by providers for years and decades into the future.

    Dec 15, 2020
  • Smartphone Cameras Detect SARS-CoV-2, Rapid Serological Assay, New Biomarkers Identified: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostic World News I Two-thirds of COVID-19 patients lose sense of taste and smell, nanoPCR technology for diagnosis, biomarkers of blood vessel damage in children, sore eyes significant ocular symptom, Nanopore sequencing technology, understanding viral persistence and immune responses, and IgA antibodies dominate early neutralizing response. Plus: New testing method detects gene expression patterns, lung sound recording system prototype, healthcare workers immunity lasts several months, and combining antibody assays may yield most accurate results.

    Dec 11, 2020
  • Mounting Evidence Supports Fast Breast MRI As Supplemental Exam

    Diagnostics World News | Researchers have been experimenting with abbreviated (aka “fast”) breast MRI for about a decade now and the consensus seems to be that it’s a cost-effective modality for screening women at intermediate risk, including those with dense breast tissue as the sole risk factor.

    Dec 10, 2020
  • AI Model Uses Language to Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Diagnostics World News | A group of researchers from IBM and Pfizer has developed an AI model that uses small samples of language to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in healthy individuals.

    Dec 8, 2020
  • Lung Tissue Recovers Well, Advanced Imaging Shows Nerve Damage, AI Detects SARS-CoV-2 in Chest X-Rays: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News I One-third of children asymptomatic, tackling barriers in underserved communities, immune mechanism that triggers cytokine storm, assessing the needed for repeat testing, and improved positive controls for COVID-19 assays. Plus: Aggressive and early testing decreased transmission and preliminary results from Predi-COVID study.

    Dec 4, 2020
  • AI-Enabled Pathology To Determine Treatment Routes For Breast Cancer

    Diagnostics World News | In a partnership seeking to exploit the genotype-phenotype connection, Agendia and Paige have announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize treatment planning for breast cancer using AI and pathology images.

    Dec 3, 2020
  • The Eyes Offer A ‘Promising Window’ Into Brain Pathology

    Diagnostics World News | The eyes could be easily and inexpensively imaged to reveal the presence of neurodegenerative diseases potentially years before telltale clinical signs, suggests a growing body of research.

    Dec 1, 2020
  • Microneedle-Based Patch Showcases Diagnostic Potential Of Interstitial Fluid

    Diagnostics World News | A pair of researchers at Rice University have developed a disposable, microneedle-based biosensing platform capable of detecting malaria infection from protein biomarkers in dermal interstitial fluid. The system not only eliminates the need for finger pricks or blood draws, but also requires no manual processing and has no electronic components—making it potentially well-suited to resource-limited settings, as a point-of-care test performed at doctors’ offices and health clinics, and as a screening tool for home use by the general public.

    Nov 24, 2020
  • Saliva-Based Antibody Tests, Lung Ultrasounds for Diagnosis, Successful University Testing Strategy: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News I Blood biomarkers for detection of brain injury, MRS shows white matter changes, new multiplex SARS-CoV-2 test, diaphragmatic fibrosis associated with severe COVID-19, and high-dose anticoagulants show no clear benefits. Plus: Social isolation linked to hypertension, children mount antibodies without detection of virus, and a call for more efficient and adaptive testing measures.

    Nov 20, 2020
  • FIT Nearly Perfect At Ruling Out Colon Cancer In Symptomatic Individuals

    Diagnostics World News | In the U.K., it has become common practice to routinely screen people for colon cancer using a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) that measures the level of blood in the stool as opposed to going straight to a colonoscopy—long the gold standard in the U.S. Now, there is also convincing evidence that an FIT should be the first line of investigation for patients presenting with symptoms suspicious of colon cancer, as well.

    Nov 19, 2020
  • Robotics and Magnetic Fields Could Improve Quality, Cost And Patient Satisfaction With Much-Dreaded Colonoscopy

    Diagnostics World News | By making colonoscopies semi-autonomous, a global team of researchers hopes to eliminate some of the key drawbacks of the procedure that have made it highly unpopular with patients.

    Nov 17, 2020
  • CRISPR Diagnostics, A Plan for Reagent Shortages, Community Testing: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | Stanford’s CRISPR-on-a-chip diagnostic, new diagnostic kit with DIY reagents, and recommendations to boost UK testing services. Plus, Oxford and Thermo Fisher join forces, Massachusetts school district plans weekly COVID-19 surveillance, and a new antibody test from EUROIMMUN.

    Nov 13, 2020
  • Test Strip Approach To Real-Time Cancer Tracking Moving Into Trials

    Diagnostics World NewsPhysicians could use a diagnostic device to aid clinical decision-making for patients with cancer and chronic diseases at the point of care (POC)—be that in the home, doctor’s office, or hospital emergency department.

    Nov 11, 2020
  • Fall News, Updates From Mammoth Biosciences, Rady Children’s, Genomenon, New England Biolabs, More

    Diagnostics World News | New products, collaborations and deployments from the past two months from Mammoth Biosciences, Scopio Labs, Caris Life Sciences, Rady Children’s, Genomenon, Thirona, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, and more.

    Nov 10, 2020
  • SmartWatch Predicts SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Skin Reveals ‘Long Haulers’, Seven Forms Identified: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News I Red marrow main target, increase in STIs amid lockdown, Dante Labs to offer Fluidigm’s saliva-based test, COVID-19 worsens tinnitus, few SNFs have fast test result turnaround time, University of Illinois creates successful test and trace program, yearlong study will determine seropositivity in frontline workers, myocarditis not as common as suspected, PerkinElmer receives EUA for pooled sample testing, and viral load determines outcomes with COVID-19 pneumonia. Plus: Twenty percent experience GI symptoms, 1.7 million New Yorkers infected, lung damage found in ‘long COVID’, unique case infectious for 70 days, and delirium early symptom in elderly.

    Nov 6, 2020
  • Organ-On-A-Chip Model For Monitoring Side Effects Of Chemotherapy

    Diagnostics World News | An international team of researchers has demonstrated that an organ-on-a-chip model can accurately measure the effects of a chemotherapeutic on breast cancer tissue and simultaneously identify the unintended side effects on healthy heart tissue.

    Nov 5, 2020
  • Image Analysis With AI-Enabled Privacy

    Diagnostics World News | Georgia State University faculty have received a five-year, $3 million federal grant to further develop a tool that will allow researchers around the world to participate in extensive brain imaging analysis without sharing protected patient data.

    Nov 4, 2020
  • Combination Tests Emerge to Tackle Potential “Twindemic”

    Diagnostics World News | As the coronavirus pandemic overlaps with flu season, some experts say early detection will be especially crucial for battling this double threat. And in recent months, new diagnostic tests have emerged to help distinguish one from the other.

    Nov 2, 2020