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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

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New AI system helps prioritize and assess ICU patients

A new AI system created by researchers at the University of Washington aims to help doctors during busy periods, like during a global pandemic. How does the technology work? The new algorithm can instruct doctors on which patients need intensive care unit (ICU) treatment and which can be helped Read More...

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This simple blood test can quickly identify 50 types of cancer

We recently shared news of an AI-supported blood test that can detect many types of cancer. Now, another iteration of this solution is available from a California-based company called GRAIL. The company’s new test, called Galleri, is intended to be used in concert with other early cancer Read More...

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Blood tests could be used to predict preterm birth

Premature birth increases rates of medical complications for infants, but advanced preparation for preterm birth can help doctors and mothers equip themselves to make delivery as safe as possible. So how do we predict preterm birth? Researchers from Michigan State University believe a simple blood Read More...

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New blood test could offer more personalized depression treatment

25 percent of individuals will experience a depressive episode in their lives, but current treatment methods largely rely on trial and error to identify an effective combination of medication and therapy. To offer more effective treatment paths, researchers from Indiana University are developing Read More...

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Blood test leads to quicker, cheaper way of detecting brain injuries

Scientists have come up with a new, quick way to detect brain injuries. Normally, doctors discover whether or not a patient has a traumatic brain injury through a CT scan, which is typically expensive and takes upwards of 30 minutes to perform. To cut time and costs, scientists are using a Read More...

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Blood test shows promising results in detecting early stage Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease that can take over the brain long before cognitive symptoms manifest themselves. This is one of the main reasons why it is so difficult to diagnose the disease at its earliest stages. But a new experimental blood test may change that. A novel blood test detected Read More...

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This new blood test detects cancer years before symptoms appear

Detecting cancer years before symptoms appear is currently very difficult, but that may soon change after scientists developed a revolutionary new blood test. The blood test, which was created by researchers in China, is able to pick up cancers up to four years before symptoms appear, researchers Read More...

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New blood test can detect more than 20 types of cancer in one go

Innovations in the world of medicine have allowed doctors to test for a variety of cancers, but screening for multiple types of cancers at the same time, and with a single test, has been a pipe dream. That is, until now. In a recent breakthrough study, scientists have developed a new type of Read More...

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Blood tests gives hope for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Trials focused on preventing and treating Alzheimer’s have been largely unsuccessful in the past, and researchers believe this is because the treatments start too late. New research from King’s College London has identified ten proteins that could serve as indicators of the onset of Read More...