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Immunology

Image: An illustration of Coll2-1, a marker specific of type II collagen degradation in osteoarthritis (Photo courtesy of Artialis).

Specific Biomarker Assessed for Cartilage Degradation

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of musculoskeletal disorders and one of the major causes of pain and disability in the adult population. Viscosupplementation is a symptomatic treatment of the knee osteoarthritis based on the intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid (IAHA). More...
21 Jun 2017
Image: Scientists used a blood test to measure NfL as a potential marker of neurodegeneration in patients with Huntington’s disease (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Blood Test Predicts Onset of Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal genetic neurological disease. It usually develops in adulthood and causes abnormal involuntary movements, psychiatric symptoms and dementia and approximately 10,000 people in the UK have HD with around 25,000 at risk. More...
21 Jun 2017
Image: The Videssa Breast protein biomarker blood test for breast cancer evaluates 11 serum protein biomarkers and 33 tumor-associated autoantibodies (Photo courtesy of Provista Diagnostics).

Blood Test Offers Improved Breast Cancer Detection

Breast cancer is predicted to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA women. Approximately 232,000 cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,000 cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are diagnosed and 40,000 deaths occur annually. More...
16 Jun 2017
Image: Anwesha Sanyal, PhD, indicates HIV-infected cells collecting at the bottom of a test tube being prepared for the TZA test. The yellow color indicates the stimulated (Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh).

New Test Accurately Detects Latent HIV

The ability of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to lie dormant in a "reservoir" of CD4 cells has been the main obstacle to finding a cure; once a patient starts antiretroviral therapy, it becomes very important to measure the level of viremia, and whether the virus can replicate. More...
14 Jun 2017
Image: New research shows changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor up to five years before symptoms begin (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Immune System Changes Signal Early Brain Cancer

Glioma is a heterogeneous primary malignant brain tumor with a median survival time, for the most common adult subtype, glioblastoma, of only 14 months. Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise. More...
14 Jun 2017
Image: Researchers have developed a multiplex assay for the determination of toxoplasmosis and rubella (pictured) during pregnancy (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Multiplex Immunoassay Diagnoses Toxoplasmosis and Rubella

Primary infections of Toxoplasma and rubella in pregnant women may result in vertical transmission of the pathogens, which can cause congenital disease that significantly affects fetal development. More...
13 Jun 2017
Image: The UniCel DxI 800 immunoassay system (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Thyroid Disorders Affect Circulating TRAIL Levels

A circulating protein called TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) might have a role in the regulation of body weight and metabolism. Interestingly, thyroid hormones seem to increase TRAIL tissue expression. More...
12 Jun 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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