Blood Test to Help Determine When Antibiotics Are Needed

Blood Test to Help Determine When Antibiotics Are Needed

People often go to the doctor when they are suffering miserably from a respiratory illness to request antibiotics. Even though most respiratory infections (like the common cold or a flu) are a virus and antibiotics are ineffective on a virus, doctors prescribe them as a precaution, rather than tell the patient to take something over […]

Cancer Predictions From Blood Testing

Cancer Predictions From Blood Testing

Harvard and Northeastern University researchers have reported findings of a distinct correlation between blood telomeres and cancer. Studies have indicated that blood telomeres in people with cancer actually age at a much faster rate, but then completely stop aging three to four years prior to a diagnosis. Therefore, it could be possible that, in the […]

Smartphone Application Dongle Can Detect HIV in Fifteen Minutes

Smartphone Application Dongle Can Detect HIV in Fifteen Minutes

Researchers have developed a non-expensive smartphone application, named dongle, which can detect both HIV and syphilis. This can be done¬†with just a single finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. Samuel Sia, professor at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, led the project and stated that it is able to complete point-of-care tests […]

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