Navigation Links
Researcher lists more than 4,000 components of blood chemistry
Date:2/24/2011

After three years of exhaustive analysis led by a University of Alberta researcher, the list of known compounds in human blood has exploded from just a handful to more than 4,000.

"Right now a medical doctor analyzing the blood of an ailing patient looks at something like 10 to 20 chemicals," said U of A biochemist David Wishart. "We've identified 4,229 blood chemicals that doctors can potentially look at to diagnose and treat health problems."

Blood chemicals, or metabolites, are routinely analyzed by doctors to diagnose conditions like diabetes and kidney failure. Wishart says the new research opens up the possibility of diagnosing hundreds of other diseases that are characterized by an imbalance in blood chemistry.

Wishart led more than 20 researchers at six different institutions using modern technology to validate past research, and the team also conducted its own lab experiments to break new ground on the content of human-blood chemistry.

"This is the most complete chemical characterization of blood ever done," said Wishart. "We now know the normal values of all the detectable chemicals in blood. Doctors can use these measurements as a reference point for monitoring a patient's current and even future health."

Wishart says blood chemicals are the "canary in the coal mine," for catching the first signs of an oncoming medical problem. "The blood chemistry is the first thing to change when a person is developing a dangerous condition like high cholesterol."

The database created by Wishart and his team is open access, meaning anyone can log on and find the expanded list of blood chemicals. Wishart says doctors can now tap into the collected wisdom of hundreds of blood-research projects done in the past by researchers all over the world. "With this new database doctors can now link a specific abnormality in hundreds of different blood chemicals with a patient's specific medical problem," said Wishart.

Wishart believes the
'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Murphy
brian.murphy@ualberta.ca
780-492-6041
University of Alberta
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Cleveland Clinic researchers honored for contributions to science and technology
2. UT researchers crack code to harmful brown tides
3. Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers describe the pump that bacteria use to resist drugs
4. Researchers achieve a full film frame of a family of proteins essential for cell function
5. Researchers find local wildlife protection safeguards entire range
6. Stanford researchers develop new technology for cheaper, more efficient solar cells
7. Tip sheet: Caltech researchers presenting at AAAS
8. Apes shed pounds while doubling calories, CWRU researcher finds
9. MU researchers believe discovery could lead to testing that displaces colonoscopies
10. Researchers link gene mutations to Ebsteins anomaly
11. UT researchers link algae to harmful estrogen-like compound in water
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) is a pleiotropic factor characterized ... alternative splicing of exons that confer to the ... role for both the myelination occurring during development ... the peripheral nerve: axon degeneration, axon regrowth, remyelination ... Western Australia have discovered that the soluble NRG1 ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... development of diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), which is ... and estimation for three motor tracts, such as ... corticoreticular pathway became possible. The corticospinal tract is ... motor function in the human brain. Several studies ... by transtentorial herniation. In addition, some studies have ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research ... receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the mating ... receptors helps a male mouse detect pheromones that indicate ... receptors lets him know if the female mouse is ... are critical to trigger mating. Stowers, researchers believe mice ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):It takes two to court 2It takes two to court 3
... and Yuh Nung Jan, PhD, of the Howard Hughes ... will jointly receive the 2012 Neuroscience Prize of The ... contributions to the field of molecular neurobiology, particularly their ... activity and on how brain cells diversify and specialize ...
... Calif.) You pick up your cell phone and dial ... At. A. Time. Because you haven,t actually typed the number ... sequence of distinct movements. After dialing the number a ... a series of three successive bursts of movement: the area ...
... use plants as ,green phones, for communication with other ... same plants insects are also able to leave ,voicemail, ... via their effects on soil fungi. Researchers from the ... discovered this unique messaging service in the ragwort plant. ...
Cached Biology News:UCSF pair win Gruber Foundation Neuroscience prize 2UCSF pair win Gruber Foundation Neuroscience prize 3UCSF pair win Gruber Foundation Neuroscience prize 4Study by UC Santa Barbara psychologists reveals how brain performs 'motor chunking' tasks 2Study by UC Santa Barbara psychologists reveals how brain performs 'motor chunking' tasks 3Voicemail discovered in nature 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  ECC West Africa, LLC ... with University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan Board ... project to finance, design, construct, and operate and maintain ... Nigeria . Under the first of the 4-phase ... documents and funding applications. UCH Ibadan intends to finance ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... scientists are making progress in devising suitable means ... relies on quantum dotsa kind of artificial atom, ... new study demonstrates that changing the coupling of ... impulses can help better control them. This has ... quantum information units, which would produce faster quantum ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering.  ... in vitro growth of plant or animal cells for ... production. Cell culture is a crucial step in tissue ... culture consumables are necessary for the in vitro production ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014 SRI International has been awarded a ... of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the ... potential therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract ... AIDS and the complications and opportunistic infections associated with ... transmission of HIV. According to the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ECC Signs a Contract for the Finance, Design, and Construction of a Premier Cancer Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria 2Global Cell Culture Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, EMD, GE Healthcare, Lonza Group, Sigma Aldrich and Thermo Fisher Scientific 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 3
... WA and VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex,Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ... financial results will be released on Monday, November 10, ... and live webcast at 4:30,p.m. EDT that afternoon. Management ... update on the business and product pipeline., To ...
... 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc.,(TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ... results for the three and nine-month periods ... Decision, Oncolytics made a decision in ... randomized trial using the combination of REOLYSIN(R) ...
... N.J., Nov. 4 Cambrex,Corporation (NYSE: CBM ) reports third ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000613/CAMBREXLOGO ), -- Sales increased ... third quarter 2007. -- Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was ... $9.7 million last year. -- Debt, net of cash was ...
Cached Biology Technology:OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals to Release Third Quarter Financial Results 2Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 2Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 3Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 4Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 5Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 6Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 7Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 8Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter Results 9Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 2Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 3Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 4Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 5Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 6Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 7Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 8Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 9Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 10Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 11Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 12Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 13Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 14
... loxP-PGK-gb2-neo-loxP template is designed to allow ... cells. The loxP-PGK-gb2-neo-loxP template encodes ... a prokaryotic promoter (gb2) for expression ... a eukaryotic promoter (PGK) for expression ...
... depletion cocktail is tailored to ... from suspensions of rat spleen ... the StemSep (or compatible 0.5 ... system. The CD4+ T cell ...
Standard Fluka For microscopy (Hist.) redox indicator...
... The VSOS-4 Orbital Shaker is designed ... to provide a uniform motion that is both ... The VSOS-4 Orbital Shaker provides a smooth, quiet, ... for a wide range of laboratory applications such ...
Biology Products: