Scientists Developed a New Blood Test Able to Detect 8 Cancer Types
A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine created a new blood test that can be a much simpler and more effective diagnostic technique than most of the modern techniques. This technique called CancerSEEK and has the potential of identifying 8 types of cancer from one sample of blood.
For the study, the researchers tested CancersEEK on 1,005 individuals who were diagnosed with non-metastatic forms of one of the 8 cancers. They discovered that the test was able to identify 70% of cancers. Its sensitivity varied depending on the cancer type.
Study co-author Dr. Bert Vogelstein of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine says: “This test represents the next step in changing the focus of cancer research from late-stage disease to early disease, which I believe will be critical to reducing cancer deaths in the long-term.”
Scientists from the Check Republic discovered the evidence that ticks may prefer attacking people with a certain blood type. Tick, the blood-sucking parasites, can carry various bacteria, including bugs that cause the Lyme disease. In the course of study, the...
A team of scientists from the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia finds that cinnamon may help in treating resistant bacterial infections breaking up their biofilms — sticky layers that are usually responsible for persistent infections that cannot be...
We all know that doing sports is very important, both for health and for a beautiful body. But at the moment when we decide to finally take the path, we are faced with the question: what kind of sport is right for me? So, let's start with the fact that a lot of people...read more
Pranayama is not just a complex of breathing exercises. It is a complex process, during which a person receives vital energy - prana from the air. Literally pranayama is translated as "stopping breathing". Hence the main goal of the whole breathing gymnastics is to be...read more
Experts often advise people as suitable trainings to climb stairs, rather than use the elevator. And here are 6 reasons why we should do this regularly. Classes on the treadmill or with the ellipsoid simulator in daily mode seem too boring. They can be replaced by a...read more