Researchers have developed a new test for Lyme disease that could help doctors to diagnose early-stage patients, which has been difficult until now. The test uses polymerase chain reaction to amplify and detect viral genetic sequences that are present in Lyme-causing bacteria, and can detect just one bacterial cell in a blood sample.
The observation and analysis of movement patterns is part of basic research and one of the most important instruments for non-invasive diagnostics of neurological diseases in clinical applications. Researchers led by computer scientist Prof. Dr Björn Ommer of Heidelberg University have developed a new computer-based approach in this context which uses artificial intelligence to recognise motor impairments fully automatically and, through their analysis, provides information about the type of the underlying disease.
ow back pain in the elderly is the result of poor "proprioception," or the body's ability to perceive its own position in space, caused by a deterioration of sensory receptors in their muscles called proprioceptors. In a new study, researchers from Japan demonstrate a protocol for the management of low back pain by diagnosing and activating impaired proprioceptors with localized vibratory stimulations, crowning an approach that can enable elderly people to lead better lives.
AI-powered symptom checkers can potentially reduce the number of people going to in-person clinics during the pandemic, but first, researchers say, people need to know they exist.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Duke University has developed a highly sensitive and rapid diagnostic test for Ebola virus (EBOV) infection. In monkeys infected with EBOV, this diagnostic, called the D4-assay, proved to be 1000 times more sensitive than the currently approved rapid diagnostic test for Ebola, and capable of detecting the virus a full day earlier than the gold standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has examined the effects of type 1 diabetes and diabetic neuropathy on the skeleton.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture, appear early during childhood. A new analysis published in published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology examines the effectiveness of therapies initiated from birth until 3 years of age for children with or at risk for cerebral palsy.
Scientists have developed a novel type of implantable sensor that continuously transmits information on vital values and concentrations of substances or drugs in the body and can be operated in the body for several months. The sensor is based on color-stable gold nanoparticles that are modified with receptors for specific molecules.
Body composition information derived from routine chest CTs can provide important information on the overall health of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including their risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study.
Screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces the rate of interval breast cancers compared to screening with digital mammography, according to a new study. The study adds to a growing body of evidence supporting DBT as a breast cancer screening tool with important advantages over mammography.