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Image: The FLEXMAP 3D flow-based suspension array system for advanced and versatile multiplexing platform (Photo courtesy of Luminex).

Low Levels of Immune Molecules Found in ME/CFS

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling disorder with complex features that can include fatigue, memory and concentration deficits. More...
21 Apr 2017
Image: The Chagas Stat-Pak rapid test for the diagnosis of Chagas disease (Photo courtesy of Chembio).

Rapid Tests Conclusively Diagnose Chagas Disease

Chagas disease is caused by infection with the Trypanosoma cruzi that are generally transmitted by triatomine vectors that are endemic to the Americas. It affects several million people and severe cardiac and/or digestive complications occur in about 30% of the chronically infected patients. More...
19 Apr 2017
Image: A ribbon model of von Willebrand factor, mutations of which can cause the inherited blood disorder von Willebrand Disease (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia).

Innovative Von Willebrand Factor Test Launched in US

A center for blood diseases has launched a new test in the United States to more accurately measure activity of von Willebrand Factor (VWF), one of the blood-clotting proteins, for people with the inherited bleeding disorder von Willebrand disease (VWD). More...
18 Apr 2017
Image: The hands of a patient with early signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (Photo courtesy of Dr. Gergely Péter).

Analyzing Antibodies Predicts Prognosis of RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease where the joints become stiff and swollen, and is associated with future joint destruction. This is caused by immune cells, which normally attack foreign organisms but instead react against the tissues in the joints, resulting in inflammation. More...
14 Apr 2017
Image: A histology of lepromatous leprosy; the bacilli are densely clustered within the cytoplasmic vacuoles of foamy histiocytes (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sampurna Roy, MD).

Severity Biomarker Found for Leprosy and Leishmaniasis

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a systemic, and most severe form of leishmaniasis and soluble CD163 (sCD163) levels can serve as biomarker for disease severity in several inflammatory disorder, including leprosy. More...
14 Apr 2017
Image: The Gram-negative Burkholderia pseudomallei in culture with its characteristic colony shape (Photo courtesy of MMG).

Antigenic Targets Compared for Melioidosis Serodiagnosis

Melioidosis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is a life-threatening infection endemic in tropical countries and definitive diagnosis of the disease relies upon bacterial culture, which requires suitable laboratory facilities and reliable antibody testing. More...
13 Apr 2017
Image: A photomicrograph of lung tissue stained with Grocott-Gomori methenamine silver nitrate. Pneumocystis jirovecii organisms are highlighted as black, disc-like entities within the alveolar cast (Photo courtesy of SPL).

Lymphocyte Subtyping Proves Useful in Predicting Pneumonia

Pneumocystis jirovecii is an opportunistic fungus that can cause interstitial pneumonia in the immunocompromised host and is associated with a high mortality rate. Antimicrobial prophylaxis reduces the occurrence of P. jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) considerably in susceptible patients. More...
13 Apr 2017

The Immunology channel of LabMedica deals with diagnostic techniques and immuonassays such as ELISA, pregnancy tests, immunoblotting, immunohistochemical staining, serology, and associated hardware.
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