Navigation Links
Professor receives grant to develop more rapid technology for screening blood samples
Date:11/4/2009

AUSTIN, Texas - Dr. Jennifer Brodbelt, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $734,068 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new method for rapidly screening blood samples for biomarkers.

Biomarkers are small molecules that indicate the presence of a particular physiological condition, typically a disease. The new method, if successful, could prove useful not just for identifying markers of specific diseases such as cancer or heart disease, but for discovering broader metabolic patterns correlated with conditions such as aging or obesity.

"There are technologies right now that are very effective at separating and analyzing the different compounds in a blood sample, but they tend to be relatively slow," says Brodbelt, the principal investigator of the grant. "It makes it very hard to do analyses of lots of samples. What we're developing is a chip-based method, where entire classes of compounds are captured on the chips and then all the compounds are released and analyzed by mass spectrometry in just a few seconds."

Although the technology, if successful, should be useful in searching for biomarkers in all sorts of conditions, Brodbelt and her collaborators from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, Drs. Lynn and Frank Guziec, are focusing on patterns that correlate with aging.

"We're trying to develop maps that can correlate the progression of aging with metabolites that might be circulating in your blood," says Brodbelt. "These could be small molecules that increase in quantity as you age, or actually change in composition as one ages."

The new method, says Brodbelt, involves three basic stages.

The first stage is the coating of different regions of a mesh chip with a variety of "capture agents," which chemically bind to specific compounds in a blood sample. A burst from an ultraviolet light then severs the chemical bonds
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Brodbelt
jbrodbelt@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-0028
University of Texas at Austin
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Expert on Emerging Infectious Zoonotic Diseases Joining K-State as a Regents Distinguished Professor
2. University of Iowa professor identifies new eating disorder
3. University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Confirms Accuracy Through Validation Study Using the CSI Health Station Model 6K
4. George Mason University professor receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study Alzheimers disease
5. N.J. nurses are overworked according to Rutgers College of Nursing professor
6. Rutgers College of Nursing emerita professor Beverly Whipple receives FSSS book award
7. Boston University School of Medicine Professor receives award from American Heart Association
8. Louisiana Tech professor is Small Times Innovator of the Year
9. Protalix BioTherapeutics Appoints Professor Roger D. Kornberg to Board of Directors
10. Whale music captivates NJIT Professor David Rothenberg for new book, CD
11. Danny Calegari Appointed the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... a Disability Rights friend-of-the-court brief in support of the ... district court ruling that the New Mexico constitution contains ... No. 33,630, Court of Appeals of the State of ... joined in the brief: ADAPT, the American Association ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Kicking blog MichaelHusted.com ... Nelson of Matt Nelson Kicking Academy on his role ... being a National Camp Series (NCS) Associate according to ... "Matt Nelson is another high quality to our NCS ... coaching. He is an outstanding pro prospect kicker, ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 31, 2014 The severity of menopausal ... specializing in menopause is expert in helping patients ... relief from uncomfortable symptoms with the latest treatment options, ... offer a variety of alternative treatments and products that ... treatment options may fall outside of what can be ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014: A new method to predict the optimal ... presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Benjamin Dahan ... 350 AEDs located in public places for optimal prevention ... Dahan said: "Out of hospital cardiac arrest is a ... between 50 and 100 per 100 000 in the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 31, 2014 According to the latest ... by step holistic system for skin health. It seems that ... been tried by more than 138,000 patients from all over ... Walden, who says that this method will not only eliminate ... skin. , What makes this program unique among other ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Not Dead Yet and Six Other National Disability Groups Submit Friend-of-the-Court Brief in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Appeal 2Health News:Not Dead Yet and Six Other National Disability Groups Submit Friend-of-the-Court Brief in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Appeal 3Health News:MichaelHusted.com Features an Interview with Matt Nelson of Matt Nelson Kicking Academy on His Role as a Kicking Coach and on Becoming a National Camp Series Associate 2Health News:MichaelHusted.com Features an Interview with Matt Nelson of Matt Nelson Kicking Academy on His Role as a Kicking Coach and on Becoming a National Camp Series Associate 3Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 2Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 3Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 4Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 5Health News:New method predicts optimal number and location of AEDs 2Health News:Acne No More Review Reveals Unusual Tip to Eliminate Acne Permanently 2
... NEW YORK, Feb. 26 With sensational headlines about multiple ... fact that infertility is a painful reality for many couples ... million Americans struggle with fertility issues, and the number is ... has doubled in size and now exceeds $3 billion. ...
... As the voice of the global clinical ... (ACRO) had the honor of presenting before the ... 2009 in Tokyo. ACRO Chair Derek Winstanly, MBChB, ... ACRO Executive Director Douglas Peddicord, Ph.D. addressed "Representing ...
... number of potential medicines to treat heart disease and ... by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) ... medicines to treat these diseases currently are being tested ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, compared to 146 ...
... Secure Message Capability to Facilitate Instant Collaborative ... Science, Inc. (HSI), a Rockville Innovation Center ... an innovative software service that enables physicians ... a secure environment. PatientCarenet.Org connects community-based ...
... as keys to successLAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 The ... ) (AAOS) is honored to recognize a surgeon who has ... backgrounds to pursue the orthopaedic specialty and who has never ... presented today with the Academy,s Diversity Award at its 2009 ...
... first considered a life in medicine at the ripe old ... and tribulations of a young television doctor named Ben Casey. ... sparked an idea which led to an impressive and successful ... Zuckerman was named President of the American Academy of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Recession-Resistant Business? Introducing FertilityAuthority.com 2Health News:ACRO Presents at Japan CRO Association Commemorative Symposium 2Health News:Record Number of Innovative New Medicines for Heart Disease and Stroke Now in Development 2Health News:Record Number of Innovative New Medicines for Heart Disease and Stroke Now in Development 3Health News:Human Science, Inc. Launches PatientCarenet.Org 2Health News:Human Science, Inc. Launches PatientCarenet.Org 3Health News:Ramon L. Jimenez, MD: A Diverse Life 2Health News:Ramon L. Jimenez, MD: A Diverse Life 3Health News:Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., Elected President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2Health News:Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., Elected President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... DUBLIN , Aug. 29, 2014 ... the "Global Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline ... The conventional methods developed to prevent and eradicate ... cancer treatment. These methods are confined to low specificity, ... the researchers to look for a better solution. It ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to ... by Extraction type (SFE, Cold Pressed, Organic Solvent, & ... Pharmaceutical, Food Supplements, Fragrance, & Others) - Global Trends ... and segments the Amaranth Seed Oil Market with ... in terms of value. The Amaranth Seed Oil ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Research ... "Research and Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment ... Research and Development Trend Forecast of ... 2014-2018 mainly analyzes China,s pharmaceutical ... supply & demand, competition landscape, and business performance of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 3Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 4Research and Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China, 2014-2018 2
... 10, 2011 Amgen today announced that five inspirational cancer survivors ... their communities have been selected as Breakaway from Cancer ... The five Breakaway from Cancer Champions were ... this year. The 2011 Breakaway from Cancer Champions are: ...
... COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10, 2011 Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP), who ... the best human capital for their organizations, is pleased to announce ... TSP was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH ... Radloff, TSP Vice President and Managing Director, will be taking the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Five Californians Selected as Breakaway from Cancer® Champions to be Honored During Amgen Tour of California 2Five Californians Selected as Breakaway from Cancer® Champions to be Honored During Amgen Tour of California 3Five Californians Selected as Breakaway from Cancer® Champions to be Honored During Amgen Tour of California 4Taylor Strategy Partners Set to Open Office in Kansas City in June 2011 2
Now available in 2.75-mm diameters, the S660 small vessel coronary stent expands your treatment options for accurate sizing and precision stenting....
Rapid Exchange Stent Delivery System...
The MULTI-LINK PIXEL Coronary Stent System was designed to address the challenges of small vessel treatment in patients with abrupt or threatened abrupt closure (ATC)....
IVUS console...
Medicine Products: