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Immunology

Image: The SPECTROstar Nano Absorbance plate reader with cuvette port (Photo courtesy of BMG Labtech).

Recombinant Capture Molecule Used for Viral Disease Diagnosis

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an infectious disease endemic in a variety of countries in southeastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The virus (CCHFV) transmission occurs via the bite of an infected tick and also by close contact with body fluids of infected persons or livestock. More...
17 Apr 2019
Image: The QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Control Panel (Photo courtesy of Qiagen).

TB Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Assessed in Children

Pediatric tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health issue with at least one million children newly identified with TB each year, representing 10% to 11% of all TB cases. It was recently reported an estimate of 250,000 deaths among pediatric TB cases, of whom an estimated 50,000 were children living with HIV infection. More...
16 Apr 2019
Image: A photomicrograph of acute myeloblastic leukemia from a bone marrow sample (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Immune Signature Drives Leukemia Relapse after Transplantation

Transplantation of hematopoietic cells from a healthy individual (allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT)) demonstrates that adoptive immunotherapy can cure blood cancers: still, post-transplantation relapses remain frequent. More...
11 Apr 2019
Image: Human IL-6 Luminex Performance ELISA Assay (Photo courtesy of R&D Systems).

Haptoglobin Expression Linked to Newborn Outcomes

Proteomics has facilitated discovery of biomarkers to better understand the pathophysiology of early-onset neonatal sepsis with the goal of identifying as early as possible the newborns more likely to die or develop significant morbidity. More...
09 Apr 2019
Image: The DS2 ELISA Automation System (Photo courtesy of Dynex Technologies).

Storage Conditions Affect Urinary Albumin and Creatinine

Moderately increased urinary albumin excretion, formerly known as microalbuminuria, has been established as a risk factor for diabetic kidney disease. Increasing albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) within the normal range is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the general population. More...
09 Apr 2019
Image: The BD-FACS AriaII cytometer (Photo courtesy of the University of California, Merced).

EBV-DNA Measured in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the head and neck epithelial cancers and is a serious threat to human health. According to the latest statistics, about 80% of patients with NPC were observed in Asia, especially in Southeast Asia and south China. More...
08 Apr 2019
Image: A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of lung cancer cells (Photo courtesy of Cancer Research UK).

Immune Relationship to Lung Tumor Evolution Characterized

Non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is any type of epithelial lung cancer other than small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). NSCLC accounts for about 85% of all lung cancers. As a class, NSCLCs are relatively insensitive to chemotherapy, compared to small cell carcinoma. More...
04 Apr 2019


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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