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A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted
A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 7, 2016
Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.
Theranos in Criminal Probe
Theranos in Criminal Probe
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2016
Federal officials are investigating whether the diagnostics company misled investors.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015
A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.
Diagnosing Sepsis
Diagnosing Sepsis
Jef Akst | May 14, 2015
An 11-gene set may help identify sepsis early, before it’s too late.
Leukemia Under the Lens, 1845
Leukemia Under the Lens, 1845
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Alfred Donné’s microscopic daguerreotypes described the cellular symptoms of leukemia for the first time.
Polymer Helps Blood Clot
Polymer Helps Blood Clot
Jef Akst | Mar 5, 2015
An injectable solution stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries.
Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells
Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells
Jenny Rood | Feb 23, 2015
Scientists develop synthetic blood-based biomarkers to amplify tumor signals in a mouse model.
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
Bob Grant | Dec 24, 2014
The best of The Scientist’s popular daily image posts
Alzheimer’s in the Blood
Alzheimer’s in the Blood
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2014
Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?