Scientists create first map of human blood stem cell development
UCLA scientists and colleagues have created a first-of-its-kind roadmap that traces each step in the development of blood stem cells in the human embryo, providing scientists with a blueprint for producing fully functional blood stem cells in the lab, according to a news release.
Mayo Researchers Affirm Useful Blood Biomarker for Group of Brain Disorders
Research further supports protein in the blood as a biomarker for patients diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
A urine test for bladder cancer: What’s the latest?
The University of Birmingham has partnered with Nonacus to produce a urine test for bladder cancer. The test uses highly sensitive liquid biopsy technology in conjunction with a panel of biomarkers to detect the presence of bladder cancer by finding DNA from tumour cells present in the urine.
Machine Learning Improves Urine Culture Classification
Deep convolutional neural network analysis may be useful to clinical microbiology laboratories, which increasingly use automation and technical advancements to optimize testing efficiency and improve performance, according to recent research.
'Epigenetic age' can predict performance on cognitive tests later in life
Epigenetic markers of cognitive aging can predict performance on cognitive tests later in life, according to a study published in the journal Aging.
Persistent loss of smell after COVID-19 associated with altered olfactory epithelial gene expression
Researchers performed histology of the olfactory epithelium for smell loss measurements in patients with post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
New 3D Printing Technique: A Game Changer for Medical Testing Devices
Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles, and cells at a microscale. They are crucial to drug development, diagnostic testing, and medical research in areas such as cancer, diabetes, and now COVID-19. While 3D printing has offered many advantages for biomedical device manufacturing, its techniques were previously not sensitive enough to build layers with the minute detail required for microfluidic devices.
New evidence from a zebrafish model may help understand how epileptic seizures originate
New evidence from a zebrafish model of epilepsy may help resolve a debate into how seizures originate, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian investigators. The findings may also be useful in the discovery and development of future epilepsy drugs.
More than cost: The true impact of errors
The cost of errors and its antithesis, the cost of quality, is often written about in terms of financial impact to medical laboratories and the healthcare system. This article highlights the human impact of errors, ways in which the errors can occur within the auspices of the laboratory, and the need for more transparency in discussing the challenge in order to reduce the impact.
Exercise maintains insulin and body mass index levels to help protect brain volume
Studies have shown that exercise helps protect brain cells. A new study looking at the mechanisms involved in this relationship suggests that the role exercise plays in maintaining insulin and body mass index levels may help protect brain volume and thus help stave off dementia.
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