Diagnostic tests

Diagnostic tests

Solving the Mystery of How Cigarette Smoking Weakens Bones

Almost 20 years after scientists first identified cigarette smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures, a new study is shedding light on exactly how cigarette smoke weakens (Read the full article)

Diagnostic tests

Multiple sclerosis: New marker could improve diagnosis

Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) is a challenge even for experienced neurologists. This autoimmune disease has many symptoms and rarely presents a uniform clinical picture. New scientific findings on the immune (Read the full article)

Diagnostic tests

Study Finds More Precise Way to Estimate Kidney Function

Measuring creatinine and cystatin C — two markers for chronic kidney disease (CKD) — more precisely estimates kidney function than either marker alone, according to a study funded by the (Read the full article)