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Image: A radiograph of 50-year-old patient with a well-placed acetabular cup against the tear drop and well placed femoral stem; after seven years, the patient has developed extensive osteolysis (Photo courtesy of Duke University Medical Center).

Urinary Markers Predict Bone Problems after Hip Replacement

Osteolysis is an active resorption of bone matrix by osteoclasts and can be interpreted as the reverse of ossification. Although osteoclasts are active during the natural formation of healthy bone the term "osteolysis" specifically refers to a pathological process. More...
20 Jun 2018
Image: The Victor3 V multi-label plate reader (Photo courtesy of PerkinElmer).

Serum Markers Used to Develop Lupus Risk Index

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by defects in B cell tolerance leading to the production of multiple autoantibodies. In particular, SLE is characterized by high affinity IgG anti-nuclear autoantibodies including anti-double stranded (ds) DNA antibodies. More...
14 Jun 2018
Image: The Measles-Rubella Box (MRBox) is a low-cost, portable technology to detect measles and rubella infection status and immunity, for use in developing nations (Photo courtesy of University of Toronto).

Portable Device Rapidly Detects Measles and Rubella

Serosurveys are useful for assessing population susceptibility to vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Many point-of-care diagnostics rely on lateral flow assays or microfluidics; however, these methods generally cannot test multiple samples simultaneously. More...
11 Jun 2018
Image: The ABI 7300 real-time PCR system (Photo courtesy of Applied Biosystems).

Leprosy Neural Impairment Diagnosis Evaluated by Tests

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an obligate intracellular parasite with a predilection for infecting peripheral nerves and skin. Leprosy is a current and challenging disease, because it still represents a problem for public health in developing countries. More...
07 Jun 2018
Image: A pregnant woman with a stethoscope placed to her stomach. Scientists have developed a test to predict a woman\'s risk of preterm birth (Photo courtesy of University of California - San Francisco).

New Test Predicts Risk of Preterm Birth

A test has been developed to predict a woman's risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant, which may enable doctors to treat them early and prevent severe complications later in the pregnancy. More...
06 Jun 2018
Image: The Luminex 200 System is a flexible analyzer based on the principles of flow cytometry (Photo courtesy of Luminex).

Method Developed to Detect AFP and GP73 Simultaneously

Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in males and the sixth in females worldwide. An estimated 782,500 new liver cancer cases and 745,500 deaths occurred worldwide during 2012. More...
05 Jun 2018
Image: The Genepix 4000B microarray scanner (Photo courtesy of Molecular Devices).

Protein Biomarker Found for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimate that in 2018, 154,050 people in the USA will have died from lung cancer and the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest that 1.69 million deaths are brought about by lung cancer worldwide. More...
31 May 2018
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