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Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
News   Jul 19, 2017

NIAAA-supported researchers have discovered that extracellular vesicles released by liver cells in a mouse model of alcoholic steatohepatitis contain a miRNA signature detectable in the blood.

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Material From Shellfish Boosts Sensitivity of Diagnostic Tests
Material From Shellfish Boosts Sensitivity of Diagnostic Tests
News   Jul 18, 2017

By adding polydopamine at a key step, the sensitivity of diagnostic tests and bioassays can be increased by as many as 100 to 1,000 times.

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Optofluidic Device Detects Tumour Cells in Blood
Optofluidic Device Detects Tumour Cells in Blood
News   Jul 18, 2017

A team of researchers has patented a mobile device that can monitor cancer quickly, cheaply, effectively and non-invasively.

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Enterome and Nestlé Health Sciences Launch New Diagnostics Company
Enterome and Nestlé Health Sciences Launch New Diagnostics Company
News   Jul 18, 2017

Enterome and Nestlé Health Sciences join to create Microbiome Diagnostics Partners, a company that will enable the development and diagnostics for multiple diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and liver diseases.

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Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection
Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection
News   Jul 12, 2017

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have described a new sequence of printing steps that are less damaging to bioreceptors than previous approaches.

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Biopolar Biomarkers May Differ Between Men and Women
Biopolar Biomarkers May Differ Between Men and Women
News   Jul 12, 2017

Penn State researchers have found that men and women react differently to compounds associated with the immune system's response to bipolar disorder.

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Technique Enables Faster Diagnosis of Inherited Nerve Disease
Technique Enables Faster Diagnosis of Inherited Nerve Disease
News   Jul 12, 2017

A modified skin biopsy could help earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder’s severity and progression.

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Inflammatory Biomarkers Indicating Brain Injury Identified
Inflammatory Biomarkers Indicating Brain Injury Identified
News   Jul 11, 2017

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified inflammatory biomarkers which indicate whether the brain has suffered injury. It is hoped that the biomarkers could be used to develop a diagnostic test to rapidly detect brain injury at the scene of an incident.

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A Test to Detect Sepsis in a Single Drop of Blood
A Test to Detect Sepsis in a Single Drop of Blood
News   Jul 11, 2017

University of Illinois researchers and physicians at Carle Foundation Hospital developed a rapid test for sepsis that counts white blood cells and certain protein markers on their surface to monitor a patient's immune response.

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Single Molecule microRNA Technology Proves Useful for Liver Toxicity Detection
Single Molecule microRNA Technology Proves Useful for Liver Toxicity Detection
News   Jul 10, 2017

Breakthrough research published in PLOS ONE demonstrates quantitative, PCR-free detection of microRNA.

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