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    Nov 30 | Diagnostics World News | A deep learning model that uses a single chest X-ray to predict the 10-year risk of death from a heart attack or stroke; a new blood test to improve early detection and diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer in patients by minimizing unnecessary invasive tissue biopsies; real-time PCR technology to screen for spinal muscular atrophy and severe combined immunodeficiency using a single dried blood spot sample; and more. More
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    Nov 29 | Diagnostics World News | Funding for chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury genetic testing, minimal residual disease testing for solid tumors, and more. More
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    Nov 22 | Diagnostics World News | University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands plans to deploy Paige AI applications for routine clinical use and conduct a clinical health economics study to support the adoption and reimbursement of AI applications in pathology. More
  • Clinical Exposomics Emerging As A Foundation For Precision Medicine

    Nov 17 | Diagnostics World News | High-resolution mass spectrometry methods are in principle “good enough” to put into clinics everywhere to measure low-abundance environmental chemicals and start cataloguing individual exposures. With a focus on the “exposome"—the measure of all the exposures of an individual in a lifetime and how those exposures relate to health—healthcare professionals are examining clinical exposomics as a foundation for precision medicine. More
  • AFib Detection With Fitbit-Based Algorithm Nearly Foolproof

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  • All Hands on Deck: Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs From a Laboratorian’s Perspective

    Nov 11 | Diagnostics World News | After nearly three years of dealing with COVID-19, the last thing anyone wants to hear is news of another looming global health crisis. Unlike COVID-19, this one has been lurking for some time. Scientists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and patients have a unique ability and responsibility to address the problem before it gets out of control. The looming crisis is antimicrobial resistance. More
  • Metabolomics Diversity Study Could Help Practitioners Screen for Genetic Diseases

    Nov 10 | Diagnostics World News | A Yale research team discovered that newborn metabolic screening data could identify human ancestry and help practitioners diagnose genetic diseases. More
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    Nov 08 | Diagnostics World News | A recent study revealed that people ages 65 and older who caught COVID-19 were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease shortly thereafter. The findings showed that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s almost doubled in this population of older adults over the one-year period following a COVID-19 diagnosis. More
  • Integrated Host-Microbe Metagenomics Assay Nearly Nails Diagnosis Of Sepsis

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    Nov 01 | Diagnostics World News | Robust levels of large extracellular vesicles (LEVs) were found “hiding in plain sight” in the blood of early-stage breast cancer patients in a recent study led by a team of scientists at the University of Southern California. The LEVs are roughly the size of a cell and found while using a high-definition liquid biopsy platform to stratify normal donors from those with early- or late-stage breast cancer. More
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