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Image: The new monitor uses a laser to read blood sugar levels. The laser is directed at the person\'s palm, passes through skin cells and is partially absorbed by sugar molecules, allowing scientists to calculate the level of blood sugar (Photo courtesy of Princeton University, Engineering School).

Noninvasive Glucose Sensing Uses Mid-Infrared Light

A laser has been developed to measure people's blood sugar, and the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.   More...
02 Sep 2014

Genetic and Lifestyle Factors Effect Biomarker Variation

Ideal biomarkers used for disease diagnosis should display deviating levels in affected individuals only and be robust to factors unrelated to the disease.  More...
02 Sep 2014
DiagCor Bioscience
Image: The Jasco UV/Vis 530 spectrophotometer (photo courtesy of Jasco Analytical Instruments).

Micro-Method Determines Glutathione in Human Blood

A new colorimetric procedure has been described for the visible-range spectrophotometric analysis of glutathione in microvolumes of blood collected by fingerstick and validated by reliable high-performance liquid chromatography.  More...
27 Aug 2014
Image: Rolling circle replication produces multiple copies of a single circular template (Photo courtesy of Madeleine Price Ball via Wikimedia Commons).

Novel Diagnostic Test Differentiates Type I from Type II Diabetes at an Early Stage

A novel DNA-based diagnostic test enables the early detection of type I diabetes while differentiating patients with type I diabetes from those with the type II form of the disease.   More...
26 Aug 2014
Image: The Vantera Clinical Analyzer offers the technology that has the ability to directly enumerate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle numbers (Photo courtesy of LipoScience).

LDL Particle Number Measured Using NMR Clinical Analyzer

Fully-automated high-throughput nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has been developed to enable measurements in a clinical laboratory setting.   More...
25 Aug 2014
Life Technologies

Semiquantitative Urine Dipstick Evaluated for Microalbuminuria Screening

The urine microalbumin test is used as a screening test for the diagnosis of renal complications in diseases, such as diabetic nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.  More...
21 Aug 2014

Urinary Biomarker Discovered in Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease.  More...
21 Aug 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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