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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

20-year study maps Alzheimer's progression, offering hope for early detection

Live Forever Club - 29-Feb-2024

Researchers tracked changes in brains, including protein levels & brain shrinkage

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Scientists may have found a way to predict dementia 15 years early!

Independent - 12-Feb-2024

They found 11 proteins in blood that could spot future dementia with 90% accuracy

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AI healthcare company Ezra raised $21M to detect diseases early using MRI scans

Longevity Technology - 12-Feb-2024

They plan to offer quick full-body scans for $500 in a few years

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Different organs, like your heart and lungs, can age at different speeds

Live Forever Club - 28-Jan-2024

This means you might need to focus on specific areas of your health to stay spry

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Simple blood test spots Alzheimer’s 15 years before symptoms

Independent - 22-Jan-2024

This could pave the way for routine screening of individuals over 50

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Precision Medicine Resources

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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

Viome

Gut Microbiome Testing, Precision Health and supplements company

Quanterix

Precision Health company

Canary Speech

Speech and language company specialized in the area of identifying disease and human condition through speech

Pathway Genomics

Global precision medical diagnostic company with mobile applications

Diaceutics

Diagnostic development and commercialization service provider

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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

Medical technology meets Moore's Law equals in vivo diagnostics
18-Feb-2015

Medical technology meets Moore's Law equals in vivo diagnostics

In the 2040s we could all have swarms of sensors monitoring every part of our bodies