Laboratory medicine

Antibodies found in shark could fight Covid-19 and its variants, new study finds

We are all aware that new variants of Covid-19 constantly pose new challenges for scientists, but according to a new study conducted at the University of Wisconsin in the United States, the antibody-like protein found in the immune system of sharks is not only useful in the prevention of the …

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Hemanext prolongs the lifespan of red blood cells and reduces the frequency of transfusions in hematologic malignancies

Steven L. Spitalnik, MD, discusses the evolution of red blood cell storage and the potential impact the Hemanext storage technique could have on patients with hematologic malignancies. According to Steven L. Spitalnik, MD, improvements in blood storage that prolong the lifespan of red blood cells (RBCs) will ultimately allow patients …

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Health officials expect more cases of omicron variant

Dr. Donna Hansel, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at OHSU, believes more positive cases are on the horizon. PORTLAND, Oregon – The omicron variant of COVID-19 is now in Oregon, but public health officials have said those vaccinated, especially those who received booster shots, did not …

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Scientists discover potential drug for Parkinson’s disease

In a recent study, a team of scientists from the University of Bath refined a molecule that has the potential to develop into a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease. The research has been published in the ‘Journal of Molecular Biology’. Professor Jody Mason, who led research at Bath’s Department of …

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Salamanders from Bar Harbor lab may one day help people regrow missing limbs

With the help of hot dog-sized alien-like pink salamanders, scientists at a Bar Harbor lab hope to uncover secrets about how humans can regrow their limbs and bodily organs. Used for research at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, the axolotl, pronounced “aksuh-lottle”, has a strange ability to push back …

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10x Genomics, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) and Sartorius receive top honors at Life Science Industry Awards

Since 2002, the Life Science Industry Awards have recognized manufacturers of “tools of science” that help advance biological research and drug discovery. Traditionally, the Life Science Industry Awards have been a biannual event where thousands of life scientists nominate and vote for the top performing supplier in 10 distinct categories …

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In Long COVID, CPET finds anomalies other tests don’t

Editor’s Note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and advice in the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center. People who continue to experience shortness of breath after acute COVID-19 despite chest imaging and normal lung function tests appear to have respiratory and circulatory abnormalities detectable with cardiopulmonary stress tests (CPET), according to a …

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RGCB Scientists Conduct Groundbreaking Genetic Study in Kidney Transplant Patients

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 5 (UNI) In a groundbreaking genetic study that could dramatically reduce the risk of organ rejection and other medical complications, scientists at the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology (RGCB) have formulated here a method to predict the dose optimal immunosuppressive drug administered to kidney transplant patients. The dose …

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How researchers are testing the omicron variant

Washington has been one of the best states in the country to detect variants by genomic sequencing since the start of the pandemic. SEATTLE – As scientists around the world rush to detect cases of the novel omicron variant of the coronavirus, researchers at a UW medical lab are leading …

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Study reveals new way to detect early risk of cardiovascular disease

The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is strongly associated with “bad” LDL cholesterol. A large study by scientists at the Karolinska Institutet now shows that two proteins that transport cholesterol particles in the blood provide early and reliable information about the risks. The researchers are now advocating the introduction of …

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