Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could — by itself — provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea. Source: Feed4

Like a game of 'spot the difference' for disease-prone versus healthy people

A specific kind of natural nanoparticles, called low-density lipoproteins (LDL), are fascinating scientists because their modification plays a key role in people affected by high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. LDL from healthy people behaved differently when subjected to high pressure compared to LDL affected by the common diseases studied, according to new research. Source: Feed4