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Image: Scanning electron micrograph of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, long, slender bacteria that typically take on a coiled shape. Infection with this bacterium causes Lyme disease (Photo courtesy of Tina Carvalho).

Strain-Specific Immunity Discovered for Lyme Disease

Many patients treated for early Lyme disease incur another infection in subsequent years, suggesting that previous exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi may not elicit a protective immune response.  More...
17 Apr 2014
Image: Histopathology of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (Photo courtesy of Masaryk University).

Novel Biomarker Identified for Two Different Cancers

A new biomarker linked to better outcomes for patients with head and neck cancers and non-small-cell lung cancer has been identified.   More...
17 Apr 2014
Image: Fluorescence antinuclear antibody speckled pattern staining (Photo courtesy of the Autoantibody Standardization Committee).

Antinuclear-Antibody Testing Analyzed by Automated Indirect Immunofluorescence

Automated quantitative reading of fluorescence intensity has been evaluated for clinical relevance which allows for value-added reporting of test results.   More...
15 Apr 2014

Lateral Flow Immunoassay Developed for Melioidosis

A lateral flow immunoassay that can be used in the clinical setting to diagnose melioidosis in 15 minutes has been developed and the test promises to provide improved management of patients with the disease.   More...
03 Apr 2014

Immunological Tests Detects Schistosomiasis in Low-Endemicity Area

The prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni infection has been systematically determined using the indirect immunofluorescence assay-immunoglobulin M and circumoval precipitin test techniques with serum samples.  More...
02 Apr 2014

Shrink-Wrap Technology Helps Enhance Detection of Biomarkers

A novel technique uses wrinkles in metal-coated shrink-wrap to boost fluorescent signals 1,000-fold.   More...
02 Apr 2014
Caption: EMD Millipore's new high-precision GyroMark HT immunoassays of important biomarkers for use on the Gyros automated, high-throughput platform (Image courtesy of EMD Millipore and Gyros).

New High Precision Kits Available for Gyros Immunoassay Platform

New ready-to-use kits designed for the Gyros high-throughput immunoassay platform will enable generation of high quality data for clinical research and drug development faster than typical ELISA kits.   More...
31 Mar 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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