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Apple Heart Study demonstrates ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine today presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants. The researchers reported that wearable technology can safely identify heart rate irregularities that subsequent testing confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke and hospitalization in the […]

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.” However, when a doctor can diagnose the cancer early on, about 94 percent of people have a good prognosis following treatment. Beyond a full pelvic exam, a doctor has two diagnostic tests at their disposal: […]

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New assay to detect genetic abnormalities in sarcomas outperforms conventional techniques

Sarcomas are rare tumors that are often misdiagnosed. Specific recurrent chromosomal rearrangements, known as translocations, can serve as essential diagnostic markers and are found in about 20 percent of sarcomas. Identification of these translocations helps establish a correct diagnosis and guides treatment. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay, anchored […]