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06 Feb 2017 - 09 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017


Image: The C-DiGit blot scanner (Photo courtesy of Li-Cor BioTech).

Early Biomarker Found for Sepsis-Induced Kidney Injury

Sepsis is a worldwide health care problem and a leading cause of death of patients in intensive care unit. On the other hand, acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome of an abrupt renal dysfunction leading to uremic toxins accumulation and several organs dysfunction. More...
19 Jan 2017
Image: A histopathology of a hemorrhagic infarction of the brain, which will typically lead to the presence of numerous hemosiderin-laden macrophages (Photo courtesy of US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke).

New Biomarker Reported for Severe Intracerebral Hemorrhage

The association between high serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and clinical outcomes of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients has been investigated. More...
18 Jan 2017
Image: New tests could improve treatment for heart failure patients by increasing diagnostic accuracy and early detection (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

New Diagnostic Tests Improve Care for Heart Failure Patients

For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients by diagnosing the condition with greater accuracy, as well as by detecting the onset of congestive heart failure earlier. More...
17 Jan 2017
Image: A diagram of the forces on the brain in a coup-contrecoup concussion injury (Image courtesy of Wikimedia).

Brain Protein May Help Assess Recovery Time Following Concussion

An initial study of blood samples from athletes has indicated that elevated levels of the brain protein tau following a sport-related concussion are associated with a longer recovery period and delayed return-to-play (RTP), suggesting that tau may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an athlete’s recovery status and RTP readiness. More...
17 Jan 2017
Image: The Early CDT-Lung is a simple blood test for risk assessment and detection of early lung cancer (Photo courtesy of Oncimmune).

Blood Test Leads to Earlier Detection of Lung Cancer

A new blood test has been developed that can accurately detect antibodies to lung cancer cells at an early stage, potentially up to five years before traditional scans show any damage. More...
11 Jan 2017
Image: The ARCHITECT i1000SR immunoassay analyzer (Photo courtesy of Abbott).

New Automated Periostin Immunoassay Developed

Periostin is being investigated as a potential biomarker for T-helper-2 (Th2)-driven asthma or eosinophilic inflammation and may help to identify patients more likely to benefit from interleukin-13-targeted treatments. More...
11 Jan 2017
Image: An MRI analysis – Lack of SatM resulted in resistance to fibrosis in mice (Image courtesy of laboratory of Prof. Akira, IFReC, Osaka University).

Abnormal Immune Cells Involved in Causing Fibrosis

Using a mouse model, researchers have discovered a form of atypical monocyte as well as a committed progenitor that are involved in development of fibrosis. More...
10 Jan 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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