Implant Detects Cancer, Produces Mole as Indicator

Implant Detects Cancer, Produces Mole as Indicator


An implant that can detect cancer in the body and produce a small artificial mole as an early warning sign has been developed by Swiss researchers from ETH Zurich university.

The implant, which would be placed under the skin, would monitor the body for level of calcium, which sky rockets during the presence of cancer, The Telegraph reported. The ETH Zurich scientists said the implant can detect the presence of prostate, lung, colon, and breast cancer at its earliest tumor developments. > >> read more ...

New Blood Test Detects Alzheimer’s Risk Before Symptoms Appear

New Blood Test Detects Alzheimer’s Risk Before Symptoms Appear


Alzheimer’s disease has no cure, and drug treatments offer minimal help. Many experts believe that progress in drug research is hindered by the fact that although the disease is thought to begin long before symptoms become obvious, it can’t be diagnosed until the disease has progressed. An earlier diagnosis might provide time for an effective intervention.

German scientists have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s long before symptoms, like memory loss, appear. > >> read more ...

Study: Apple Watch Detects Heart Condition Accurately

Study: Apple Watch Detects Heart Condition Accurately


The Apple watch and other wearables can accurately detect the heart condition atrial fibrillation in wearers, according to a new study.

Cardiogram and UC San Francisco published the large peer-reviewed study Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology showing that atrial fibrillation was detected with 97 percent accuracy. The study used a deep learning model called DeepHeart to make the detections. 

The study focused on patients who had a known risk of atrial fibrillation, so it remains to be seen whether the model can detect the condition in patients with no known risk at the same accuracy levels, TechCrunch reported. > >> read more ...