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Micropump Developed for Lab-On-A-Chip Disease Diagnosis

A reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial feature for lab-on-a-chip devices that could make the diagnosis of many global life-threatening diseases easy and affordable.  More...
18 Sep 2014

Novel Method Developed for More Effective Noninvasive Prostate Cancer Screening

Comparing healthy volunteers and prostate cancer patients, researchers have successfully shown that their new method, which builds on the use of SERS spectroscopy of silver nanoparticles mixed with blood samples, could reveal cases of cancer.  More...
17 Sep 2014
DiagCor Bioscience

Specific Blood Test Diagnoses Early Onset Kidney Failure

A new and dedicated reagent for the measurement of cystatin C on a portable centrifuge-method clinical chemistry analyzer has been released.  More...
16 Sep 2014
Image: Histopathology of a heart demonstrating fibrosis and myocardial disarray in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from a case of sudden cardiac arrest (Photo courtesy of Candace H Schoppe, MD).

Sex Hormone Levels Linked to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk

The measurement of the levels of sex hormones in patients' blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that can be fatal in most patients.  More...
15 Sep 2014

Novel Method Identifies Fat Malabsorption

A novel clinical test known as the Serum Retinyl Palmitate Test has been assessed and validated for the diagnosis of fat malabsorption, and compared to the fecal fat test.  More...
11 Sep 2014
Life Technologies

Autoantibody Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

The first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody test has been approved for marketing and the test can help determine if a person has diabetes mellitus type 1 and not another type of diabetes.   More...
09 Sep 2014
Image: The three year risk of type 2 diabetes by admission glucose. The solid line represents the estimate and the ribbon represents the 95% confidence intervals (Graph courtesy of the Public Library of Science).

Blood Glucose in Hospitalized Patients Predicts Diabetes Risk

Blood glucose levels measured in hospitalized adults during acute illness can be used to predict the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the following three years.   More...
03 Sep 2014

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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