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Scientists discover protein that could predict deadly disease in infants

Scientists discover a protein that may PREDICT which infants develop a gut infection that kills hundreds of premature babies a year in the US within hours of diagnosis Necrotizing entercolitis (NEC) kills about 500 babies a year in the US  The gut infection’s cause is unknown, but it mostly strikes premature babies whose organs may… Read More »

The case for getting fitter — not slimmer: Why our obsession with weight could be a mistake

“There is a general consensus out there that a fat person is basically a premature death waiting to happen.” Dr. Glenn Gaesser is on the phone from Arizona State University in Phoenix, where the professor, exercise physiologist and author of Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Health is known for challenging the… Read More »

Simple blood test could spot breast cancer

Experts have revealed a simple blood test could spot breast cancer five years before clinical signs appear. Researchers at Nottingham University’s School of Medicine have made the claim after sampling 180 patients with a focus on chemicals known as antigens — these are produced by cancer cells and trigger an immune response inside humans. They… Read More »

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

Protein power The research team set out to create their blood-based test by identifying a signature set of biomarkers in patients’ blood that consistently indicated a high likelihood of ATB, then developing an easily deployable assay that could detect that signature. They first measured the levels of 47 different blood proteins in about 400 samples… Read More »