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Simple Method Monitors β-Cell Death in Type 1 Diabetes Individuals

The β-cell killing that characterizes type 1 diabetes is thought to begin years before patients present clinically with metabolic decompensation; however, this primary pathologic process of the disease has not been measured.  More...
18 Feb 2015

Protein Saliva Test Diagnoses Autism

Autism spectrum disorder currently affects one in 68 US children, and the number of people diagnosed with autism continues to rise, and diagnosis is currently made based on behavioral observations, but no biological test for autism exists.  More...
12 Feb 2015
Image: A psoriatic plaque, showing a silvery center surrounded by a reddened border (Photo courtesy of Dr. James Heilman).

Proteins Likely to Trigger Psoriasis Identified

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease characterized by well-demarcated areas of red, raised and scaly skin next to areas of normal-appearing skin and is an autoimmune disease where the body launches an abnormal immune response against its own tissues.   More...
04 Feb 2015
Image: A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer (Photo courtesy of Bruker).

Four New Biomarkers Identified for Cardiovascular Risk

A blood screening technology has uncovered four new biomarkers that improve the prediction of the risk for heart attack or stroke within the next 15 years.   More...
29 Jan 2015
Image: The octopole reaction inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer system 7500CE ORS-ICP-MS (Photo courtesy of Agilent Technologies).

Robust Method Determines Serum Chromium and Cobalt

Chromium and cobalt metal ions released from orthopedic prostheses, such as metal-on-metal bearings, may be related to wear of the bearing surface and these ions may serve as indicators of the in vivo performance of MoM bearing surfaces.  More...
29 Jan 2015

Diagnostic Assay and Handheld Analyzers Exhibited in Dubai

A global diagnostics company exhibited its new early sepsis assay and point-of-care hemoglobin analyzer, and previewed its new lactate analyzer at Arab Health 2015.  More...
29 Jan 2015
Image: Microscopic view of microplasma-gold nanoparticles on a new, highly sensitive test strip that enables early detection of heart attacks (Photo courtesy of New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering).

Gold Nanoparticles Indicate Early Detection of Heart Attacks

A test strip for a heart attack biomarker is being developed as its level is several thousand times higher in patients experiencing myocardial infarctions. The new strip uses microplasma technology.   More...
28 Jan 2015

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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