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News • New tool against cerebral venous sinus thrombosis

Using an ultrasound ‘vortex’ to break down blood clots

Researchers have developed a new tool and technique that uses “vortex ultrasound” – a sort of ultrasonic tornado – to break down blood clots in the brain.

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News • Neurodegeneration assessment

New blood test differentiates Alzheimer’s disease from other dementias

A new blood test that can track and follow the neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease - and exclude other dementias.

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News • Diagnosis of tumors, organ malfunction and more

Wearable skin patch could help monitor at-risk patients

Engineers have developed an electronic patch that can give medical professionals unprecedented access to crucial information that could help spot life-threatening conditions.

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News • High-sensitivity blood test

New cancer testing method to make regular monitoring affordable

Scientists from Singapore discovered a novel low-cost method of testing for cancers. The test sequences heated clinical samples to isolate cancer-specific signatures found in a patient’s blood.

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News • Deadly heart inflammation

Hope for first blood test to detect myocarditis

The first blood test to diagnose inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) could be in use in as little as a year, following the discovery of a molecular signal in the blood.

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News • Biomarker research

Alzheimer's: blood test detects beta-amyloid

Researchers from Japan have developed a method to detect build-up of amyloid β in the brain, a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, from biomarkers in blood samples.

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News • Assessing bone quality via blood sampling

New device for diagnosing bone fragility

A new device for diagnosing bone fragility invented by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has been approved for marketing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. The device is based on a new approach to assessing bone quality via blood sampling.

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