Diagnostics

Researchers uncover evolutionary forces at play in the aging of the blood system and identify people at increased risk of blood cancer

09/10/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: Discovery could provide early warning for blood malignancies, triggering proactive screening and enabling early treatment Toronto – (August 17, 2021) As people age, mutations can build up in blood stem cells and their clones in a process known as age-related clonal hematopoiesis, or ARCH. ARCH can be a risk factor…

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Stanford AI center’s new platform grants worldwide access to free medical imaging datasets

09/10/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: Stanford University is expanding its free repository of imaging and healthcare datasets for artificial intelligence researchers around the globe. The California school’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging first opened in 2019 and has since amassed annotated datasets for more than 1 million images. AIMI is now partnering…

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Elucid Presents Data Demonstrating Its AI Software Can Uniquely Quantify Key Drivers of Heart Attack and Stroke from Computed Tomography

07/27/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elucid, a medical technology company developing AI software for physicians to optimize the treatment of patients with known or suspected vascular disease, announced today that its founder Andrew Buckler will present findings from two separate studies at the virtual Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 16th Annual Scientific Meeting.…

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SOPHiA GENETICS Advances Blood Cancer Genomic Testing With New Myeloid Solutions

06/08/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SOPHiA GENETICS, the creator of a global data-sharing network that advances data-driven medicine, today released SOPHiA DDM™ for Blood Cancers, novel blood cancer testing solutions across the entire workflow from setup, genomic testing, and in-house advanced analytics. The solutions target the most relevant DNA variants and RNA fusion genes…

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Naveris’ New Saliva Test Detects Head and Neck Cancer

06/07/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new clinically-validated saliva test has been shown to detect HPV-associated head and neck cancer with high accuracy, a first-of-its-kind study result. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis used the Naveris, Inc. test to analyze saliva for sequences of the human papilloma virus (HPV)…

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Stanford develops CRISPR ‘lab on a chip’ for detecting COVID-19

11/16/2020

Excerpt from the Article: Researchers at Stanford University have developed a CRISPR-based “lab on a chip” to detect COVID-19, and are working with automakers at Ford to develop their prototype into a market-ready product. This could provide an automated, hand-held device designed to deliver a coronavirus test result anywhere within 30 minutes. In a study…

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Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)

05/09/2020

Excerpt from the announcement: “The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx), is a fast-track technology development program that…

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New radiotracer offers opportunities for earlier intervention after heart attack

01/06/2020

“ Reston, VA–Insights into how the heart recovers after myocardial infarction (heart attack) can be obtained with a new radiotracer that targets fibroblast activity prior to it causing permanent damage. According to research published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 68Ga-FAPI-04 positron emission tomography (PET) can effectively image fibroblast activation after myocardial…

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