Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Heart Transplantation: Blood Sample Supplants Biopsy?
Using previously acquired donor and recipient genetic information, they deduced that searching for specific homozygous donor SNPs in the organ recipient’s whole blood correctly identified 83% of biopsy-confirmed allograft rejection events.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
In Search Of Misfolded Proteins
“The researchers have already used the technique to detect misfolded protein aggregates in cerebrospinal fluid from Alzheimer’s patients (PLoS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0015725). They now plan to test the diagnostic usefulness of the assay in larger groups of patients with Alzheimer’s and other diseases.”
Hydrogel Barcodes Detect Disease Proteins