Monthly Archives: January 2018

Altered lung structure may increase COPD risk

A study found a link between variations in the structure of the lung’s airways and the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD. …read more

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Blood test detects several cancer types

Researchers developed a blood test that can detect signs of eight common solid tumors. With further development, the test could allow for earlier cancer detection. …read more

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Biodegradable, implantable pressure sensors

Researchers engineered a biodegradable pressure sensor from materials used in FDA-approved medical implants and successfully implanted it into mice. …read more

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HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream. …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including eight deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO. …read more

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