Navigation Links
Faster diagnostics through cheap, ultra-portable blood testing
Date:9/1/2011

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1Blood tests are important diagnostic tools. They accurately tease-out vanishingly small concentrations of proteins and other molecules that help give a picture of overall health or signal the presence of specific diseases. Current testing procedures, however, are expensive and time-consuming, while sophisticated test equipment is bulky and difficult to transport.

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Toledo in Ohio has addressed all these drawbacks by developing a low-cost, portable technique that is able to quickly and reliably detect specific proteins in a sample of human blood. This innovative technique, described in the Sept. 1 issue of the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal, Biomedical Optics Express, could help in a wide range of medical sensing applications, including diagnosing diseases like cancer and diabetes long before clinical symptoms arise.

"The detection and measurement of specific blood proteins can have a huge impact on numerous applications in medical diagnostic sensing," says Brent D. Cameron with the department of bioengineering at the University of Toledo, one of the paper's authors. "This method has the potential to provide similar functionality of large and costly clinical instrumentation currently used to identify and quantify blood proteins for a fraction of current costs."

Human blood contains literally thousands of different proteins. Many are essential for the day-to-day mechanics of life. Others are formed only in response to certain diseases. Knowing which protein is the hallmark of an illness and singling it out of a blood sample leads to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment. An example of this is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is now routinely tested for to help detect prostate cancer and other prostate abnormalities in men.

In this new system, the researchers borrowed a trick from nature, using artificially created mole
'/>"/>

Contact: Angela Stark
astark@osa.org
202-416-1443
Optical Society of America
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Research finds Greenland glacier melting faster than expected
2. Disordered networks synchronise faster than small world networks
3. Sharper, deeper, faster
4. UBC megapixel DNA replication technology promises faster, more precise diagnostics
5. Faster 3-D nanoimaging a possibility with full color synchrotron light
6. Again, but faster! The spectacular courtship dance of a tiny bird
7. Evolution drives many plants and animals to be bigger, faster
8. Operation makes dementia patients faster and smarter
9. Faster development might have its costs
10. Study finds fisheries management makes coral reefs grow faster
11. Major advance in MRI allows much faster brain scans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Faster diagnostics through cheap, ultra-portable blood testing
(Date:12/22/2014)... Conn. , Dec. 22, 2014  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... Apollo Robbins for the 2015 International CES debut ... Apollo Robbins will be at the NXT-ID booth January ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... "Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market" ... The North American perimeter security market is ... to 2019. Although the U.S. market holds a larger share ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency ... detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits from entering into its ... an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative dubbed DNA marking. The ... increasing their reliability throughout the supply chain. The new ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3
... other medicines inside soil microbes and other natural sources is ... than 50 percent of today,s prescription drugs. This new era ... Chemical & Engineering News , the weekly newsmagazine of ... editor, points out that natural products are the source of ...
... genomes provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn ... question are being funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver ... and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both ... $5 million to four grantees have been made in ...
... controlled study of science faculty at minority-serving institutions ... increased the number of peer-reviewed research publications, the ... professional and curricular activities of those who participated ... The study, published today in the journal, ...
Cached Biology News:NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare 2NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare 3NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare 4Outside mentoring support for science faculty at minority-serving institutions pays off 2Outside mentoring support for science faculty at minority-serving institutions pays off 3Outside mentoring support for science faculty at minority-serving institutions pays off 4
(Date:1/22/2015)... Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven ... record-breaking year across the board for the company. , ... and our Smart Data solutions, our customers were able to ... to record growth for the company in 2014,” said Alok ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Pipette.com has added ... to their comprehensive portfolio of Eppendorf products. , The ... purchase a Centrifuge 5424/5424 R and receive the following:, ... Eppendorf Research plus or Eppendorf Reference 2 , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... for characterized mammalian Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for ... generated Research Cell Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing ... cell’s genetic architecture de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22. 2015  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... honored for its commitment to sustainability with inclusion on a ... the highest ranked healthcare equipment company among the Corporate Knights ... World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland . ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 2Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2
... 17, 2011 Hadasit Bio-Holdings, Ltd. - (OTCBB: HADSY), ... on intellectual property developed by the Hadassah University Hospital, ... company Enlivex Therapeutics (92% owned by Hadasit Bio) has ... in its Phase I / II clinical trial using ...
... ReportsnReports   announces ... Recovery Solutions, Electric Vehicle, Telemedicine, NFC PoS Terminal, 3D ... Technoavio / Infiniti Research has recently ... Priced differently based on the market and geography researched, ...
... Institute for Biotechnology) and Ghent University have shown that ... rheumatoid arthritis, an often-crippling inflammation of the joints that ... the underlying molecular mechanism of the disease was largely ... , the researchers demonstrate that a cell-specific defect in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Clinical Developments at Enlivex Therapeutics - a Hadasit Bio-Holdings Portfolio Company 2Clinical Developments at Enlivex Therapeutics - a Hadasit Bio-Holdings Portfolio Company 3Clinical Developments at Enlivex Therapeutics - a Hadasit Bio-Holdings Portfolio Company 4ReportsnReports - Global Hospital Information Systems, Mobile Health Applications, Electric Vehicle Market Research Reports 2ReportsnReports - Global Hospital Information Systems, Mobile Health Applications, Electric Vehicle Market Research Reports 3ReportsnReports - Global Hospital Information Systems, Mobile Health Applications, Electric Vehicle Market Research Reports 4ReportsnReports - Global Hospital Information Systems, Mobile Health Applications, Electric Vehicle Market Research Reports 5Defect in A20 gene expression causes rheumatoid arthritis 2
... gene in baculoviral expression vector, transfection ... purification of ten clones, generation of ... clone, protein expression and tag purification ... yield and timeline: 1-4 mg of ...
... Synthesis Service provides you with ... knockdown any gene. We offer ... pairs with terminal dT nucleotides), ... lengths of your choice. Each ...
EDG-1 Western blot control Source: Cell Lysate Application: Western Blotting Control...
Hybridization cassette for one slide...
Biology Products: