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Peptide Serum Markers Predict Type 1 Diabetes

Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear. Children who have a first-degree relative with type 1 diabetes and who consequently have an increased risk of developing the disease due to the familial predisposition. More...
01 Dec 2016

Tumor Cells in Blood Samples Predict Prostate Cancer Spread

A group of circulating tumor cells (CTC) in prostate cancer patient blood samples has been found which are linked to the spread of the disease and this is the first time these cell types have been shown to be a promising marker for prostate cancer spread. More...
25 Nov 2016

Blood Test May Help Identify Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a severe form of a spectrum of mental and physical disabilities called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) that can affect children's development with long-lasting consequences and a blood test has been developed to predict the severity of disability. More...
25 Nov 2016
Image: Peripheral blood film from a patient with sickle cell anemia (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Inflammatory Markers Correlated with SCA Pain Intensity

Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a hereditary hemolytic anemia where the synthesis of hemoglobin (Hb) is abnormal and the inheritance can be heterozygous (HbS) or homozygous (HbSS). Homozygous patients with SCA often develop vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) and recurrent episodes of hemolysis causing multi-organ infarction and dysfunction. More...
17 Nov 2016

Rapid Rabies Diagnostic Tool Validated for Field Surveillance

Rabies is a viral zoonotic encephalomyelitis transmitted to humans after exposure to infected mammals, mainly dogs, through bites, scratches or licks on damaged skin or mucous membranes. More...
16 Nov 2016
Image: A photomicrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative pathogen of Lyme disease using dark field microscopy (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, MD).

Genes and Age Determine Susceptibility to Lyme Disease

Despite the importance of immune variation for the symptoms and outcome of Lyme disease, the factors influencing cytokine production during infection with the causal pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi remain poorly understood. More...
16 Nov 2016
Image: The GeneAmp Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) System 2400 thermocycler (Photo courtesy of Perkin Elmer).

Cytokine Levels in Transplant Recipients Associated with Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus seropositivity is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and donor cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositivity is associated with higher graft loss. More...
15 Nov 2016

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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