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Novel technology for aid in the diagnosis of “Cancers of Unknown Primary” (CUP)

August 11, 2012

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Circadian Technologies Limited (ASX: CIR, OTCQX: CKDXY) announces that it has been advised by its development partner, Healthscope Advanced Pathology, that it will commercially launch Circadian’s novel technology for aid in the diagnosis of “Cancers of Unknown Primary” (CUP), on Monday July 16 2012 in Australia, New Zealand,...
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High potassium reading, poor kidneys or other causes?

August 11, 2012

Potassium has many functions. It facilitates nerve transmission of information. It keeps the heart beating at a normal tempo. It’s important in producing muscle contractions. It maintains body electrical neutrality. A rise in blood potassium most often is due to a malfunction of the kidneys, one of whose jobs is to maintain a normal...
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Embryo test for breast cancer is feasible

August 11, 2012

A lab test to screen embryos for inherited risk of breast or ovarian cancer is “feasible” but controversy surrounding this method is unlikely to be stilled, a fertility conference heard on Monday. European researchers carried out the biggest-ever probe of a procedure to vet in-vitro embryos for gene mutations linked to these notorious cancers....
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Heart Health: Know Your Calcium Score

August 10, 2012

BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. CHD is also called coronary artery disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. Coronary heart disease is caused by the buildup...
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Clinical Data Finds Strong Association between HDL Particles and Coronary Heart Disease

August 10, 2012

LipoScience, Inc., an in vitro diagnostic company advancing patient care by developing high value proprietary clinical diagnostic tests using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology, today announced publication of the findings of a clinical study in the current issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicating that high density lipoprotein (HDL) particle...
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Metabolon to Showcase Quantose™ Test at AACC Clinical Lab Expo

August 10, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Metabolon, Inc., announced today that Quantose™, its new prediabetes blood test, will be featured at the 2012 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, being held July 17-19 in Los Angeles, CA. Two poster presentations at the Expo will demonstrate the test’s utility to detect patients at risk for diabetes, even within...
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Roche Diagnostics showcases new technology at 2012 Clinical Lab Expo

August 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) will exhibit a diverse portfolio of new diagnostics testing solutions for laboratory and other healthcare professionals in booth #1831 at the AACC/CSCC 2012 Clinical Lab Expo here, July 17-19. The Roche booth will feature technology designed to help diagnostic laboratories do...
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Rapid diagnostic test for viruses, bacteria and chemical contaminants

August 8, 2012

ScienceDaily (July 19, 2012) — Using nanoscale materials, researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a single-step method to rapidly and accurately detect viruses, bacteria and chemical contaminants. In a series of studies, the scientists were able to detect compounds such as lactic acid and the protein albumin in highly diluted samples and...
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Upgrade Autoimmune Diagnostic Testing Using Multiplex Technology

August 7, 2012

  DAVIS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Simplify clinical diagnosis of autoimmune disease with Gold Standard Diagnostics’ (GSD) comprehensive offering of multiplex autoimmune assays. GSD has partnered with Theradiag (formerly known as Biomedical Diagnostics, BMD) to provide laboratories with the FIDIS™ suite of products for detection of the autoantibodies associated with connective tissue diseases, CREST syndrome, systemic...
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Diagnosing Heart Disease, Faster

July 28, 2012
Diagnosing Heart Disease, Faster

When a patient comes to the emergency room with chest pains, doctors need to figure out quickly if there’s a cardiac problem or if, instead, the cause of the pain is something more benign, like heartburn. That’s not always easy, and it’s not always cheap. But adding one extra test, a new study shows,...
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QIAGEN Achieves Personalized Healthcare Milestone with U.S. Approval of Companion Diagnostic for Colorectal Cancer

July 8, 2012

HILDEN, Germany, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. launch of therascreen®KRAS RGQ PCR Kit offers enhanced approach to guide treatments for approximately 110,000 patients annually in U.S. with colorectal cancer First FDA approval of a QIAGEN companion diagnostic marks a milestone in its global expansion of rapidly growing Personalized Healthcare business Important cancer assay adds valuable content...
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Antioxidant Enzyme, GPx3, Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

June 22, 2012

According to a study published by PLoS One, researchers have found an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase (GPx3) can significantly lower the risk of heart disease. Gpx3 is a natural antioxidant that helps the body naturally repair itself and helps protect organisms from oxidant injury. Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration...
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LabsDirect Launches In The UK With STI, DNA, Allergy And Health Tests

March 22, 2012
LabsDirect Launches In The UK With STI, DNA, Allergy And Health Tests

LabsDirect offers an online alternative to a health centre or GUM clinic, providing a number of home sample collection test kits for various health concerns and conditions. London, UK (PRWEB UK) 21 March 2012 LabsDirect has been providing accurate and discreet home-based STI tests since 2011, having originally been known as STIClinic, and in...
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Molecular Diagnostic Test, Early Warning Tool Against Diseases

March 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Despite numerous check-ups and diagnostic tests, his cancer was not detected until it was too late . . .” For thousands of Filipino families, this is a familiar statement regarding the nightmare of losing a loved one because of inaccurate and much-delayed medical diagnosis. Fortunately, a high-tech (yet affordable) solution is...
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Gene Chip May Help Prevent Heart Disease

March 19, 2012

Editor’s Choice Academic Journal Main Category: Heart Disease Also Included In: Genetics;  Medical Devices / Diagnostics Article Date: 18 Mar 2012 – 0:00 PDT Worldwide, coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death. According to a study published online in The Lancet, anti-inflammatory medications may become a new way to prevent and treat...
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Prostate Cancer Screening Test Saves Lives, New Study Finds

March 16, 2012

Prostate cancer screening does save lives, although screening may have to be done for many years in order to provide a benefit, according to a new study. In the study, men who were screened for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test were about 30 percent less likely to die from prostate cancer...
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Health Care Technology Could Increase Spending on Lab Tests: Study

March 10, 2012

As the health care industry pushes forward with the adoption of electronic health records, a new study links higher spending on lab tests with doctors viewing images electronically, either in image-viewing systems or full EHRs. The report, called “Giving Office-Based Physicians Electronic Access To Patients’ Prior Imaging And Lab Results Did Not Deter Ordering...
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Ambry Genetics Reports Specific Results from Clinical Diagnostic Exome™ Testing of Patients at Kennedy Krieger Institute

March 7, 2012

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ambry Genetics, a global leader in genetic services with a focus on clinical diagnostics and genomics, announces specific results from one of three recent diagnoses using its proprietary new Clinical Diagnostic Exome™. Four individuals with rare genetic conditions for which the cause could not previously be identified were successfully...
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Experts Discuss Challenges of Moving Next-Gen Sequencing Into Diagnostics

March 7, 2012

By Julia Karow Rapidly changing technology, complex sample preparation, unreliable instrumentation, insufficient data quality for some applications, and difficult and non-standardized data interpretation are among the challenges facing researchers trying to move next-generation sequencing into the diagnostic arena, according to several users of the technology who have been dealing with these issues. The scientists,...
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First international guidelines for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease

March 7, 2012

Contact: Charanjit K. Jagait, PhD charanjit.jagait@worldheart.org 41-228-070-334 World Heart Federation The inaugural international guidelines for the diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a disease that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, have today been published by the World Heart Federation in Nature Reviews Cardiology. The guidelines define the minimum requirements needed to diagnose...
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