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The First Blood Test for Concussions Has Been Approved in the US

Researchers are only now starting to unravel the potential long-term ramifications of a seemingly minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, to our health. Part of the difficulty has been in even figuring out when someone has a concussion in the first place, leading to lots of unnecessary and not entirely risk-free brain imaging tests. But a new blood test, approved by the US Food Drug and Administration (the FDA) on Thursday, is poised to make that task much easier. Read More >>

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Blood Testing Company Told to Prove Reliability of it Blood Tests

Elizabeth Holmes, the beleaguered founder-and-chief of Theranos, has agreed to publish scientific data that will supposedly affirm the accuracy and reliability of its blood tests. But as a recent inspection report from the US's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points out, things don’t look good. Read More >>

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New Self-Administered Blood Testing Device Could Replace Needles

Nobody really likes getting blood drawn. Best case, it’s painless and you’re out of the doctor’s office quickly. But then there are those instances where you end up killing an afternoon at the clinic, only to have an intern stab your arm in five different places before hitting a vein. Read More >>

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UV-Powered Blood Test Could Make Universal Cancer Detection Possible

Early detection is the best tool to fight cancer, but biopsies can be painful and inconclusive. New research shows a simple blood test can detect cancers by blasting white blood cells with UV and seeing how they respond. Painless, universal cancer detection could be a drop of blood away. Read More >>