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2012-05-02 19:57:57

Margination, the natural phenomenon where bacteria and leukocytes (white blood cells) move toward the sides of blood vessels, is the inspiration for a novel method for treating sepsis, a systemic and often dangerous inflammatory response to microbial infection in the blood. A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National University of Singapore has designed a branchlike system of microfluidic channels, 20 micrometers (20 millionths of a meter, or about...

2012-03-14 13:42:44

A recent study shows that the presence of H. pylori bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. This association was stronger in obese individuals with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). The results, which suggest the bacteria may play a role in the development of diabetes in adults, are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online. H. pylori infection of the...

2012-03-07 20:18:35

An inexpensive new medical sensor has the potential to simplify the diagnosis of diseases ranging from life-threatening immune deficiencies to the common cold, according to its inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Their device, called an integrated microfluidics-waveguide sensor, sorts and counts cells in small samples of blood and other body fluids. The developers say the sensor provides an easy way to measure different types of white blood cells, a key component of...

2012-02-29 10:41:35

The ability to detect and respond to magnetic fields is not usually associated with living things. Yet some organisms, including some bacteria and various migratory animals, do respond to magnetic fields. In migratory animals like fish, birds, and turtles, this behavior involves small magnetic particles in the nervous system. However, how these particles form and what they are actually doing is not fully understood. In a new study, published February 28 in the online, open-access journal...

2012-02-02 22:26:49

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) injures the heart, even in patients without a history of heart disease or diabetes. Researchers found that elevated levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a marker for chronic hyperglycemia and diabetes, were associated with minute levels of the protein troponin T (cTnT), a blood marker for heart damage. The high-sensitivity test they used detected levels of...

2012-01-19 20:00:00

Advance Dx, Inc. newly patented serum separating blood collection card to enhance efforts to screen all Americans for early disease detection. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 Advance Dx, Inc. announced the issuance of US Patent No. 8,062,608 from the US Patent office, which relates to the ADx 100 serum separating blood collection card for use by the clinical laboratory industry. This marks the first time such a patented collection device has been made available for all laboratories....

2011-12-29 22:55:00

This Cutting Edge Medical App has many ways to Monitor anyone´s health and a main features is Tracking Blood Test and comparing them side by side with past Blood Tests results. “My BloodWorks” has the functionality to include any Blood Value, with the ability to email results anytime. All Blood Tests are date stamped. (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Recently released medical app "My BloodWorks" is a friendly, yet powerful tool toward tracking anybody's health thru blood tests and...


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