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Technology in the medical field is developing rapidly. It is expected that soon patients will be able to have their blood tested for signs of cancer or cardiovascular disease on the spot. This is done by a hand-held machine which will look for antibodies for biomarkers which are produced when the body fights bacterial or viral infections. Currently, diabetes is the main on the spot diagnosis conducted.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian
About: Instant diagnosis for cancer and heart disease coming soon
Date: 17 November 2004
Source: The Australian
Author: Andrew McGarry
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