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Theranos Withdraws Zika Blood Test
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2016
The embattled company failed to include proper safeguards, according to federal regulators.
Theranos CEO Presents New Device
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2016
The troubled firm’s medical conference appearance didn’t deliver the evidence many hoped for.
Theranos CEO Banned from Running Labs for Two Years
Tanya Lewis | Jul 8, 2016
Federal regulators also revoked a certificate for the company’s Newark, California lab.
Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Theranos Movie
Tanya Lewis | Jun 13, 2016
The actress will portray the troubled blood testing startup’s founder, Elizabeth Holmes.
CDC: Screen Pee for Zika, Too
Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016
Health officials say testing urine as well as blood samples can provide a more accurate diagnosis than screening blood alone.
Banking on Blood Tests
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 1, 2016
How close are liquid biopsies to replacing current diagnostics?
FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations
Tanya Lewis | Mar 31, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration approves conditional use of an investigational test for Zika virus.
Inaccurate Cholesterol Tests from Theranos
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2016
The company’s finger-prick tests yield cholesterol levels notably lower than results of traditional blood draw tests from two other large companies, according to a study.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2015
Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.
Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 7, 2015
Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?