A new blood test may now enable early-stage lung cancer detection, according to a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine. This test, the Lung Cancer Artificial Intelligence Detector (LCAID) v2.0, combines mass spectrometry-based lipid testing with artificial intelligence.
Physician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can effectively identify and distinguish between two life-threatening heart conditions that are often easy to miss: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis.
A machine learning model built with data from thousands of patients with wound infections and urinary tract infections identified the factors that contribute to antibiotic resistance in recurrent infections.
As a clinician at the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, David Beversdorf helps patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many of whom may also be struggling with gastrointestinal or digestive issues, including constipation and diarrhea. These symptoms are experienced by children with ASD at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers, although some individuals might not respond favorably to traditional treatments, such as laxatives.
We’ve heard a lot anecdotally about the “Great Resignation”—a labor phenomenon rooted in the pandemic that has led to an abnormally large amount of workers, including lab professionals, quitting their jobs.
Scientists have developed a prototype sensor that could help doctors rapidly measure adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and lactate levels in blood samples from patients, aiding in the rapid assessment of the severity of some diseases.
A blood test developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has proven highly accurate in detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a study involving nearly 500 patients from across three continents, providing further evidence that the test should be considered for routine screening and diagnosis.
The University of Oulu Functional Neuroimaging research group has for the first time succeeded in describing how the various types of pulsations in the human brain change when a person sleeps.
Researchers at NTNU have managed to restore muscle function in older mice with muscle loss using advanced gene therapy. The hope is that this method might eventually be used on humans to prevent severe loss of muscle mass.
There are many documented cases of pathogens from animals jumping species resulting in a disease that affects humans. One of the primary animals associated with zoonosis is bats due to their global prevalence, diverse genetics, and host a wide variety of viruses that can also infect humans. The importance of studying these viruses has been highlighted by the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, as the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is believed to have originated from bats.