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Simple Method Developed to Characterize Immune Cells in Tumors

Despite recent achievements in the development of cancer immunotherapies, only a small group of patients typically respond to them and therefore predictive markers of disease course and response to immunotherapy are urgently needed. More...
27 Jul 2016

Aggressive Breast Cancer Identified with Fluorescent Technique

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer and in DCIS, epithelial cells proliferate within ducts, which are surrounded by a double layer of myoepithelial cells and basement membranes. More...
21 Jul 2016

Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Found in Urinary Samples

A biomarker helps physicians predict, diagnose or monitor disease, because the biomarker corresponds to the presence or risk of disease, and its levels may change as the disease progresses. More...
20 Jul 2016

Potential Biomarker Found for Severe Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) are common representatives of viral hemorrhagic fevers still often neglected in some parts of the world. More...
20 Jul 2016

Low-Cost Genetic Test Can Distinguish Bacterial from Viral Infections

Upon identifying a set of seven relevant genes, a breakthrough rapid blood test has been developed that, with further development and testing, may soon enable physicians to determine if a patient has a bacterial or viral infection. More...
19 Jul 2016
Image: A histology of the small intestinal mucosa; the normal is on the left. The mucosa involved by celiac disease (sprue) at the right has blunting and flattening of villi (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Celiac Disease Triggered by Intestinal Viruses

Digestive problems, severe inflammation of the small intestine and nutritional deficiencies leading to anemia and osteoporosis force patients of the autoimmune condition celiac disease to follow a strict gluten-free diet for life. More...
14 Jul 2016

New Technique May Provide Low-Cost Pathogen Testing

Researchers are developing a rapid pyrogen-detection stick-test for detecting presence of pathogens and allergens. The test has potential applications in clinical diagnostics as well as in food, pharmaceutical, and hospital environment testing. More...
12 Jul 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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