Family members of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk to develop the disease themselves. However, it is not clear which family members will eventually be affected. A Mexican study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology has now shown that the presence of specific antibodies in the blood is a tell-tale for the development for RA within five years. Continue reading
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Identifying cancerous tissues with your smartphone will soon be possible, according to scientists of the Massachusetts General Hospital. They developed a device that can be connected to smartphones enabling the analysis of blood and tissue samples. This is especially convenient for doctors in remote areas who have no access to laboratory facilities, the investigators write in PNAS Early Edition. Continue reading