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Rapid gene signature test could diagnose serious conditions within two hours

Credit: University of Liverpool A rapid test to diagnose severe illnesses such as sepsis and meningitis, using personalized gene signatures, is being developed by an international team of scientists. The new approach could speed up diagnosis times for many serious conditions including pneumonia, tuberculosis, sepsis, meningitis, and inflammatory and immune …

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Rapid diagnostic tests accurately diagnose Chagas disease

Rural community in Cochabampa, Bolivia Credit: ISGlobal Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is the neglected tropical disease with the highest burden in Latin America. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that two commercially-available rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) can be combined for conclusive diagnosis of Chagas …

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Study finds ‘virtual biopsy’ allows doctors to accurately diagnose precancerous pancreatic cysts

Credit: The Ohio State University Research from doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds a new “virtual biopsy” allows them to definitively diagnose cysts in the pancreas with unprecedented accuracy. This means they can eliminate precancerous cysts and potentially save lives. The current standard involves testing the …

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