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APOE Genotype Biomarkers Evaluated for Alzheimer Disease

Cerebral spinal fluid levels of β-amyloid 42 are associated with the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease and accumulation in the brain independent of apolipoprotein E gene makeup.    More...
18 Sep 2014

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
DiagCor Bioscience

Genetic Key to Lupus Shows Potential of Personalized Medicine

DNA sequencing of a systemic lupus erythematosus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalized treatments.  More...
03 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

Biomarker for an Aggressive Breast Cancer Identified

Using bioinformatics, scientists have identified an overactive transcription factor strongly associated with basal-like breast carcinoma—providing a biomarker with potential for improved diagnostics and as a smart target for new therapeutics for patients with this highly aggressive, often chemotherapy-resistant cancer.  More...
01 Sep 2014
Life Technologies

Cryptococcal Disease Determined by Lateral Flow Assays

The detection of subclinical cryptococcal disease using antigen screening among human immunodeficiency virus-positive individuals presents a potential opportunity for prevention of both clinical disease and death.   More...
27 Aug 2014
Image: The fluorescence-activated cell sorting FACSCanto II flow cytometer (Photo courtesy of BD Biosystems).

Flow Cytometry Detects Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Fluid Specimens

Immunophenotypic analysis of hematopoietic cell populations by flow cytometry has emerged as a useful ancillary study in the diagnostic evaluation of serous effusions and cerebrospinal fluids.  More...
26 Aug 2014

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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