27 Blood Biomarkers of COVID-19

August 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood proteins could help predict severity COVID-19
From the Francis Crick Institute and the Charite Hospital in Berlin: “The researchers refined [MORE]

Saline + Albumin in Diluted Plasma Reverses Aging in Mice

August 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mice grew significantly more new muscle fibers, shown as pink “donut” shapes
From bioengineers at the University of California Berkeley:  “using [MORE]

Microfluidic Device for Assessing Blood Clotting

August 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidic device by Jain and team to help detect blood clots
Engineers at Texas A & M University have built a [MORE]

Platelets in a Cytokine Storm

July 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Platelets fuel inflammasome activation
Platelets are necessary blood cells that staunch bleeding, but according to researchers at the University of Bonn, [MORE]

Identifying Different Types of Blood Clots

July 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Classification of platelet aggregates by agonist type
In another platelet report—this one describing work Japanese and Chinese biochemists have done in [MORE]

Monitoring Hemolysis

July 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monitoring hemolysis in dialysis
Mechanical and aerospace engineers at the University of Delaware have designed an instrument for measuring the damage [MORE]

Modeling Blood Flow in 3D VR

July 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

VR for blood flow helps direct stent placement
“Biomedical engineers are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood [MORE]

A COVID-19 Biobank

July 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Last February, when more than 100 Biogen representatives from around the world attended a conference, they unwittingly became a means [MORE]

Clearing Fat from the Bloodstream

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fat busting proteins made in the lab
An article in the Journal of Lipid Research describes how scientists at the University [MORE]

A Clot Timing Chip

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

XaTek clot clip
XaTek, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a handheld device it calls the “ClotChip.”  About the size and shape [MORE]

Ultrasound Method to Dry Blood

June 23, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Freeze-dried Blood
Ultrasound, in a process called sonoporation, can deliver molecules across a plama membrane, such as that surrounding a red [MORE]

A Robot that Draws Blood and Inserts Catheters

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot draws blood accurately
“As healthcare staff can find it difficult to see the vein they are attempting to access, complications [MORE]

Need to Automate Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Use

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mass Spectrometry Quantitative Proteomic Workflows
Mass spectroscopy is a technology for determining, among other things, the size and weight of protein [MORE]

3D Printed Cell Traps

March 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D-printed cell trap isolates tumor cells in blood sample
Engineers at Georgia Tech and Emory University report using 3D printing “to [MORE]