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Image: A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a mesenchymal stem cell displaying typical ultrastructural characteristics (Photo courtesy of Robert M. Hunt).

Organ Cells Derived from Stem Cells May Predict Drug Sensitivity

Testing the drug pazopanib on liver-like cells derived from patient-specific stem cells, researchers have shown first proof-of-concept for a new approach that could lead to development of personalized drug-toxicity assays for patients. More...
29 Mar 2017
Image: A diagram of the wearable sweat-monitoring patch. A porous sweat-uptake layer is placed on a Nafion layer and sensors (Photo courtesy of the Institute for Basic Science).

Wearable Glucose Device Includes Drug-Delivery Module

Researchers have developed a convenient accurate sweat-based glucose monitoring and maintenance device that provides rapid glucose measurement and allows doctors to prescribe a multistep precisely controlled dosage of drugs. More...
24 Mar 2017
Image: Researchers are using plasma ceramides as a new biomarker of unstable atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (Photo courtesy of the Mayo Clinic).

Testing for Ceramides Helps Predict Cardiovascular Events

Researchers have found that measuring blood concentrations of the ceramides class of lipids can help predict high risk of cardiac events even for people with low LDL or no evidence of heart blockages, thus helping clinicians identify individuals with suspected coronary heart disease. More...
23 Mar 2017
Image: The Quo-Test analyzer (Photo courtesy of EKF Diagnostics).

Study Reaffirms HbA1c Analyzer Meets Performance Standards

In a newly published paper, a point-of-care (POC) hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) analyzer has again been confirmed to meet the performance criteria of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). More...
10 Mar 2017
Image: The FreeStyle Libre monitoring system for diabetes (Photo courtesy of diaTribe).

Sensor Monitoring System Improves Glucose Control for Diabetics

People who scan more frequently using sensor monitoring system spend less time in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) while having improved average glucose levels. More...
02 Mar 2017
Image: The BN Prospec System for particle enhanced immuoturbidimetric methodology (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

Cytokine Concentration Correlates with Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus, and it is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease and inflammation plays some important roles in the pathogenesis of DN. More...
01 Mar 2017
Image: The G8 HPLC analyzer for HbA1c measurement (Photo courtesy of Tosoh Bioscience).

Sickle Cell Trait Confounds Blood Sugar Readings

Sickle cell trait (SCT) is a genetic hemoglobin variant found in 8% to 10% of African-Americans and it occurs in people with one copy of the mutation because if they had two copies, that would result in sickle cell disease. More...
23 Feb 2017

The Clinical Chemistry channel updates the reader on tests, techniques, and research in the field - from routine assays to specialized tests on blood, urine, enzymes, lipids, hormones and more.
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