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.

Rapid, Inexpensive, Easy COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Soon Be Available

Cepko agreed that the biggest obstacle to a massive rollout is setting up the infrastructure, the labs, and billing methods. Another bit of good news is that Harvard has agreed to keep any licensing fees low. In the Bay area, one corporation is already planning on launching several pilots using the Harvard test as soon […]

Should you get tested for the breast cancer gene?

If you’re keeping up with the Kardashians, you may already know that they got the BRCA gene test on last week’s episode. The reality show matriarch, Kris, thought it would be a good idea since they have a family history of breast cancer. But Khloe, 31, took some convincing. After watching her father succumb to esophageal cancer in 2003, she didn’t want to obsess […]

Dancing With The Stars talents Peta Murgatroyd and Vernon Davis get COVID-19 tests before joining the rest of the cast at rehearsal

Green with envy! His snug, black leggings and tank were understated but the former Olympian couldn’t help but add some pizzazz with florescent green shoes that perfectly complemented his Kelly green Birkin bag

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.

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

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, […]

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

The family of the boy first sued the school district in 2013, but the local district court dismissed the case. In January, the dismissal was appealed to the federal Ninth Circuit court, and the federal government expressed interest in the case. But the family’s case cannot rest on the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008, as it prohibits discrimination, of the kind […]

UK’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 181 to 759 in Britain’s darkest day of the crisis yet as almost 3,000 more patients are diagnosed as Government promises to start testing hundreds of frontline NHS staff this weekend

‘Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East […]