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Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 2, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Expeditious TB Tests
Kate Yandell | Sep 10, 2013
New rapid tests for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis appear highly accurate.
Failing Alzheimer’s Test?
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 19, 2012
Two new studies claim that a shoddy test may have caused Alzheimer’s drugs to fail in clinical trials.
Saliva Legit for HIV Testing
Megan Scudellari | Jan 25, 2012
A quick spit test is as good as blood for detecting HIV, and could encourage self-testing initiatives in the US and Africa.
Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2012
The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.
Warning About Home Tests for STDs
Jef Akst | Oct 26, 2011
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warns against home testing kits for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Spit test predicts age
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.