DNA testing ‘can predict throat cancer up to eight YEARS’ in advance for patients with pre-cancerous condition that causes acid reflux, study finds

As a precaution, he was also sent for a gastroscopy, where a thin, flexible tube with a small camera on the end is put down the throat. This revealed he had a hiatus hernia, a common condition where part of the stomach is pushed up into the chest.

Boris Johnson says he wants EVERYBODY in the UK to be able to take a coronavirus test EVERYDAY to get life back to normal after Matt Hancock blasted people for needlessly booking checks

Matt Hancock has previously said about the machines: ‘By quickly detecting whether the virus is present in an individual, this new test is an important step forward in point of care testing which means that positive cases can be identified and contained quickly and safely. 

Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?

Philip Beales, a professor at the University College London Institute of Child Health, who has been helping to coordinate the efforts of smaller firms, said: ‘Our guys are working on a one hour turnaround time from receipt of the sample in the lab, to getting the actual result back.’ 

Coronavirus India Update | ICMR conducts over 5 crore COVID-19 tests

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread […]

Coronavirus wrap September 4 | Russian vaccine produces antibodies, says study; Actor Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, […]

Genetic Discrimination? Kid Kicked Out of School Because of His DNA

Earlier, two siblings with cystic fibrosis attended the child’s middle school in Palo Alto, California, in 2012, in spite of health mandates stipulating that children suffering from inherited lung disease cannot attend the same class because of their vulnerability to contagious infection. The parents of the dismissed child disclosed the DNA information while filling out a medical form to enroll him in school. Genetic markers are no […]

Should you get tested for the breast cancer gene?

A family history of cancer isn’t the only factor to weigh, says Mary Freivogel, the president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). It isn’t that simple. The National Cancer Institute has developed a series of screening tools to help evaluate whether a woman may have inherited a mutation. For example, if one of your relatives had both breast and ovarian […]

Coronavirus: What are the different types of COVID-19 tests?

Developed by British companies iAbra and TT Electronics, it uses a digital camera attached to a microscope, which then runs data through a computer that can identify the virus from other cells.

Coronavirus wrap September 10 | Serum Institute pauses vaccine trials in India; Mumbai Mayor tests positive for COVID-19

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread […]

PNB Vesper gets DCGI nod to test its experimental drug on Covid-19 patients

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread […]