Stanford researchers think they can do some of what Theranos claimed

Multi-omic microsampling researchers used the Neoteryx Mitra fingerstick device to collect blood for analysis. [Photo courtesy of Neoteryx]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Researchers say they can analyze multiple biomarkers to measure a patient’s health using a single drop of blood.

Don’t pull out the black turtleneck yet. The news comes from Stanford Medicine, where researchers said they’ve developed a new approach combining multi-omics technologies (such as genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) with a microsampling fingerstick device.

Patients could collect their own blood drop and mail it to the lab for analysis of thousand of molecules such as proteins, fats, by-products of metabolism and inflammatory markers. The technology could have potential for new or faster disease diagnosis.

Stanford said technology is different than what …

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Stanford researchers think a wireless brain implant could remove tumors

Researchers think a wireless implant to treat brain tumors could eliminate hospital visits for cancer treatment. [Image courtesy of Stanford Medicine]

Researchers at Stanford Medicine have developed a small wireless device that could wirelessly remove deadly brain tumors.

According to the researchers, brain tumors are some of the most deadly and difficult-to-treat cancers. Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor, kills more than 10,000 Americans a year.

Treating brain tumors typically involves open-skull surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, followed by chemotherapy or radiation. Each treatment option comes with serious side effects and numerous hospital visits.

Stanford Medicine researchers believe they can painlessly and wirelessly, without anesthesia, treat the tumors from a patient’s home.

The researchers developed a small, wireless implant that is remotely a…

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