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# Early Detection

This year
Opinion: My whole life has been affected by this condition - more newborn screenings are needed
Jonathan O’Grady lives with spinal muscular atrophy. He says the heel prick test in Ireland should be expanded for early detection.
All time
Japan set to trial the 'world's first urine test' to test for cancer
The test will run from now until September to see if it will have a practical use in everyday diagnostics.
This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.
Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic
Inform Bioscience will sign the agreement with Mayo Clinic next week to develop a test to detect preeclampsia in pregnancy.
Simple blood test can diagnose lung and other cancers
Compounds that appear to be new screening markers were identified in the US study.
Spinal fluid test could give early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
The first signs of having the disease include body tremors, but this new test could give a diagnosis before symptoms present.
UL scientists get €5 million for high-tech microscope to detect Alzheimer's
More than 44,000 people in Ireland are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
Dogs can smell cancer but scientists not sure how this can help
Researchers are on their way to proving that dogs can smell cancer but they’re not sure what to do with this fact.