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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Rapid pre-eclampsia test can save lives and complications

Every year 23,000 pregnant women in Britain suffer this ­potentially deadly condition that’s notoriously difficult to ­diagnose because some symptoms – such as high blood pressure, swollen feet, headaches and nausea – are also common in normal pregnancies. Pre-eclampsia, which is caused by a malfunction within the placenta, occurs in the second half of pregnancy… Read More »

Medical News Today: Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

New research suggests that a simple blood test, which doctors currently use to diagnose heart attacks, may be useful in predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests a simple blood test could accurately predict who will go on to develop cardiovascular disease. According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA),… Read More »

Blood Test for Early Stage Cancer Diagnosis: Interview with Dr. Van Etten, CMO of Laboratory for Advanced Medicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Laboratory for Advanced Medicine (LAM), a biotechnology company headquartered in the US, offers non-invasive, early stage cancer detection tests that will use the IvyGene Platform. These IvyGene tests are based on detecting genomic DNA shed by cancer cells into the blood stream. By assessing cell-free DNA found in blood samples,… Read More »