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2013-11-18 10:55:33

Are lab tests overused? Underused? Misused? Researchers take a close look at medicine's highest volume activity Laboratory testing is health care's single highest volume activity, with over 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S. Now a new study examining 15 years' worth of published research reveals some surprising findings about the humble blood test. Led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and reported on-line today in the journal PLOS ONE, the...

Blood-Glucose Breathalyzer For Diabetics
2013-11-13 15:17:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Soon diabetics may be able to use a pain-free breathalyzer device to easily monitor their blood-glucose levels, according to new research being presented at the 2013 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas this week. Developed by Ronny Priefer, a chemist from Western New England University, the device uses nanometer-thick films made from of two polymers that react...

New Implantable Sensor Could One Day Monitor Glucose Levels
2013-11-04 16:03:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, scientists describe a newly developed sensor that is able to monitor nitric oxide in living animals and could potentially become a valuable asset to diabetic patients in the future. Nitric oxide is considered to be one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, but in many cancerous cells levels are perturbed. Scientists have needed a new tool to help measure...

2013-11-03 23:00:47

The Prediabetes Center of Pittsburgh will be attending the American Diabetes Association EXPO with prediabetes risk surveys and a chance to win a two-year supply of nutrition bars. (PRWEB) November 03, 2013 The PreDiabetes Center of Pittsburgh is proud to announce its participation in the American Diabetes Association EXPO November 9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and host speakers and workshops with experts talking about...

2013-10-30 15:46:31

Abnormalities in particular white blood cells hold key to findings Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found a more accurate method to screen for bacterial meningococcal infection in its early stages, when it's hardest to detect. According to the researchers, the method for diagnosis could save lives by getting patients treatment earlier, when the infection is most treatable. While meningococcal infection is relatively rare, affecting approximately 2,500...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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