Neural signature identifies people likely to respond to antidepressant medication
Researchers have discovered a neural signature that predicts whether individuals with depression are likely to benefit from sertraline, a commonly prescribed antidepressant medication.
This New Device Can Identify "Super Donors" For Better Blood Transfusions
Blood donations are crucial for patients whose own supply is depleted following an operation or accident, and are globally in short supply. Unfortunately sourcing the blood is only half the battle as complications can arise when storing and administering samples
Deaths from newly named coronavirus disease top 1,000
The disease caused by novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) now has a formal name, COVID-19, and deaths in China topped 1,000 as the United States confirmed its 13th case, which involves a Wuhan evacuee who is quarantined in California.
Life as a haematologist
Haematologists are specialist doctors who look after and investigate conditions that are associated with blood and bone marrow problems, including diseases such as anaemia, haemophilia, and leukaemia.
Life sciences: what do you know about miniature space labs?
In early December 2019, Health Europa Quarterly had the opportunity to interview Paul Kamoun at the EIT Health Summit, hosted in Paris, France.
AdventHealth Gives 10,000 Floridians Free Genetic Tests
It is certainly unusual when a major health network announces that it will give away free genetic tests to 10,000 of its patients as a way to lay the foundation to expand clinical services involving precision medicine. However, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers should consider this free genetic testing program to be the latest marketplace sign that acceptance of genetic medicine continues to move ahead.
New Single-Cell Prenatal Blood Test Can Identify Genetic Abnormalities
Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) are used for fetal genetic disease screening in pregnant women. In contrast, invasive tests like amniocentesis carry the risk of causing fetal harm.
Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Question: Why Are Bat Viruses so Deadly?
It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years—SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg, and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus—originated in bats.
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