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Early diagnosis can improve your chances of survival massively, and is also a big opportunity to new technology to help as shown in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE entries. When visiting a GP it can be hard (maybe impossible) for them to determine whether you have a bacterial or a viral infection. Some ailments (e.g. pneumonia, diarrhoea) can be caused by both.

Hopefully one day (and not some distant time in the future) you will be able to be quickly scanned for a wide variety of diseases and infections - many more than could realistically be considered by a doctor considering general symptoms such as fever, nausea and pain - of course they have to assume its the most common ailments first so could be months before all the other possible causes are tested for and discounted.

Of course, even when the tests are available, it's still a matter of cost. However with new technologies prices could be slashed, permitting regular, wide sweeping tests. Imagine if every time you visited a GP, while you were waiting for your appointment, a point-of-care diagnostic instrument was able to run a hundred tests from a small blood sample - checking whether there were any serious ailments that needed to be dealt with. Catching a disease early inevitably makes the treatment significantly cheaper and, more importantly, more successful for the patient.

Precision Medicine News

Low α-Klotho levels raise the risk of heart problems and death

Low α-Klotho levels raise the risk of heart problems and death

Live Forever Club - 13-Jun-2024

This finding could lead to new ways to predict and prevent age-related illnesses

Rapid UTI test wins £8M prize, revolutionizes antibiotic use

Rapid UTI test wins £8M prize, revolutionizes antibiotic use

The Guardian - 12-Jun-2024

The test is affordable and easy to use, making it accessible to various settings

Bioelectronic skin patch with living bacteria heals psoriasis in mice

Bioelectronic skin patch with living bacteria heals psoriasis in mice

New Scientist - 30-May-2024

This patch also monitors skin health, offering a potential new avenue for treatment

New robotic ultrasound system with AI can autonomously perform examinations

New robotic ultrasound system with AI can autonomously perform examinations

Medical Xpress - 29-May-2024

This could help doctors and make it easier to get ultrasounds, even in remote places

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Precision Medicine Resources

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EnLiSense

Sensor device company based in Texas

XPRIZE

Non-profit organization that designs and hosts public competitions intended to encourage technological development

2bPrecise

2bPrecise brings the power and promise of genomics and precision medicine directly into the clinical workflow

Basil Leaf Technologies

Company developing interactive, consumer-level products that empower individuals to monitor and improve their personal health

Newomics

Company that commercializes innovative (New) and integrative (Omics) platforms and solutions for personalized healthcare

AMA: Lifestyle Strategies for Longevity and Peak Performance

11-Dec-2020

Sergey Young hosts an online talk about longevity with Mickra Hamilton and Sourav Sinha

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Precision Medicine Blog Posts

Have you had coronavirus? UK COVID-19 antibody tests from £65
04-Feb-2021

Have you had coronavirus? UK COVID-19 antibody tests from £65

Comparison of UK mail and clinic tests, plus a review of the Medichecks test

Types of coronavirus tests, and how accurate are they?
25-Jan-2021

Types of coronavirus tests, and how accurate are they?

Do you know the difference between sensitivity and specificity?

Review of longevity technology in Passengers (movie)
03-Jan-2017

Review of longevity technology in Passengers (movie)

Has a clever Autodoc chamber to diagnosis treat disease - would be surprising if it couldn't reverse ageing too by then

Warts precision medicine got to do with it?
04-Aug-2015

Warts precision medicine got to do with it?

Skin growth as an example of where early diagnosis could save money, and put patients' minds at rest

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