Navigation Links
Diagnosing heart attacks may be a lick and a click away
Date:5/3/2010

rovide a saliva swab as well as blood samples. It is anticipated that saliva will be an alternative or complementary technique to blood drawing for early diagnosis of heart attacks, ultimately for testing in the ambulance before arrival in the emergency room."

Over the next two years, samples from approximately 500 patients who come to the MEDVAMC emergency room with chest pain or heart attack-related symptoms will be collected.

To obtain a saliva sample for the Nano-Bio-Chip, health care providers swab a patient's gums with a cotton-tipped stick. The saliva is transferred to the disposable diagnostic microchip. The microchip is then inserted into an analyzer and within a few minutes the saliva sample is checked and results delivered.

Nano-Bio-Chips deliver all the capabilities of a traditional laboratory but do not require expensive instrumentation to get results. Manufactured with techniques pioneered by the microelectronics industry, they have the potential to analyze large amounts of biomarker data at significantly lower cost than traditional tests, McDevitt said.

Chest pain brings about 5 million patients to U.S. emergency rooms each year, but 80 percent of those patients are not suffering heart attacks. Blood test results can take anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours, and in many cases it may be 12 to 24 hours before patients know whether or not they had a heart attack.

McDevitt said the new test could save lives, time and money by allowing doctors to identify those suffering from a heart attack before administering a battery of costly tests. "We hope to bend down U.S. health care costs through the marriage of electronics with diagnostic devices," he said.

"We believe that, in the future, we may be able to apply the same technology to improve screening for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, to identify problems before someone gets a heart attack," said Dr. Christie Ballantyne, chief of atheroscleros
'/>"/>

Contact: David Ruth
druth@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New test takes guesswork out of diagnosing early-stage Alzheimers disease
2. New guidelines for diagnosing, managing and treating Clostridium difficile
3. How to deliver the news? New advice for doctors diagnosing prenatal Down syndrome
4. Text focuses on diagnosing infections in immunocompromised patients
5. Publication offers labs consensus recommendations for diagnosing parasitic diseases
6. Lung cancer risk particularly high for heart and liver transplant recipients
7. Grapes reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, U-M animal study shows
8. Periodic heart rate decelerations in premature infants
9. Research discovery may lead to advances in heart disease and cancer treatment
10. How can you heal a broken heart?
11. Mapping heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Diagnosing heart attacks may be a lick and a click away
(Date:3/23/2015)... -- SoundView Technology Group issues a new research update following ... smart wallet. SoundView was one of the selected user groups to ... Wocket in multiple scenarios and outlets. Soundview ... making both debit and credit card payments.  ... company meets their plans in 2015, it would push our ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... , Mar. 20, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "India Sensors Market Forecast ... The sensor market is projected to ... Consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and healthcare ... in the country. In addition, adoption of MEMS ...
(Date:3/19/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... commerce market, announces its biometric payment technology, the Wocket® smart ... week on Washington DC,s Fox 5 ... "The Next Great Thing", host Laura Evans calls ... ,a really big breakthrough in mobile payment.,  ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Featured on Fox News Segment, "The Next Great Thing" 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Featured on Fox News Segment, "The Next Great Thing" 3
... 8, 2013 Dr. Eric Olson , chairman of ... recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology ... heart and other muscles. His work is credited with ... lead to novel treatments for heart disease and muscle dysfunction. ...
... granted whenever they flip on a light switch. But the ... States makes the on-demand delivery of electricity more challenging. ... virtually no storage capacity, so grid operators can,t stockpile surplus ... wind isn,t blowing. To provide more flexibility in managing ...
... , March 8, 2013  The following is being ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111114/DC06171LOGO ) What:  ... media regarding new commercialization developments at Wake Forest Baptist ... briefing. Who: John ...
Cached Biology News:UTSW molecular biologist Olson wins March of Dimes developmental biology prize 2Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies 2Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies 3Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies 4Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies 5Wake Forest Innovations Announces New Commercialization Developments 2
(Date:4/1/2015)... , April 1, 2015  EMD Serono, the ... Germany , announced today the appointment of ... Affairs, Neurology and Immunology. In this capacity, he will ... business development projects and collaborations for Rebif ® ... Neurology pipeline. Dr. Munschauer joins EMD ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... , April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada,s ... Review Board,s (PMPRB) newly released report on Cost Drivers of ... notes that, according to the report, the rates of change ... reaching a low of -0.8 percent in 2012/13 for a ... any study that examines the costs of medicines without considering ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... April 1, 2015 Synthetic Biologics, Inc. ... for serious infections and diseases, with a focus ... data supporting the development of SYN-004, the Company,s ... (IV) antibiotics within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and ... for the prevention of C. difficile ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... 01, 2015 The concept of “spot reducing” ... dollar industry. Founder of Fasciology, Ashley Black, says that even ... fat, instead of having to wait for the whole fat ... “ prior to fat cooling procedures, the only well ... was liposuction, which is a highly invasive procedure.” It is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EMD Serono Appoints Frederick E. Munschauer M.D., FAAN to Vice President of Medical Affairs, Neurology and Immunology 2EMD Serono Appoints Frederick E. Munschauer M.D., FAAN to Vice President of Medical Affairs, Neurology and Immunology 3EMD Serono Appoints Frederick E. Munschauer M.D., FAAN to Vice President of Medical Affairs, Neurology and Immunology 4EMD Serono Appoints Frederick E. Munschauer M.D., FAAN to Vice President of Medical Affairs, Neurology and Immunology 5Rx&D responds to PMPRB report: overall impact of medicines must always be considered 2Synthetic Biologics' SYN-004 Clinical Data for Protection of Microbiome Selected for Poster Presentation at American Society of Microbiology 2015 2Synthetic Biologics' SYN-004 Clinical Data for Protection of Microbiome Selected for Poster Presentation at American Society of Microbiology 2015 3Synthetic Biologics' SYN-004 Clinical Data for Protection of Microbiome Selected for Poster Presentation at American Society of Microbiology 2015 4Hybrid Health Guru, Ashley Black, announces that her invention The FasciaBlaster™ rivals the “fat cooling” procedures that reduce exercise and diet resistant fat pockets. 2Hybrid Health Guru, Ashley Black, announces that her invention The FasciaBlaster™ rivals the “fat cooling” procedures that reduce exercise and diet resistant fat pockets. 3
... To validate any RNAi experiment, target mRNA , ... quantitated. Validation, , using a ... is required for optimization of transfection parameters. , ... effectiveness and potency of any siRNA sequence. Finally, , ...
... Neuronal and Other Hard-to-transfect Cells , ... Kevin Kelnar, David Brown, Ambion, Inc. , ... RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful , ... genes. It is used routinely for gene function analysis, target , ...
... Non-coding small RNAs such as transfer RNAs , ... and small nuclear RNAs (snRNA) play critical roles in a , ... regulation of mRNA , translation, ... maintenance and gene imprinting. In addition, two novel , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 2Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 3Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 4Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 5Delivering siRNAs to Difficult Cell Types 2Delivering siRNAs to Difficult Cell Types 3Delivering siRNAs to Difficult Cell Types 4Delivering siRNAs to Difficult Cell Types 5Delivering siRNAs to Difficult Cell Types 6Delivering siRNAs to Difficult Cell Types 7New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 2New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 3New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 4New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 5New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 6New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 7New Tools for Small RNA Analysis 8
... highest precision, more user-friendliness and absolute reliability ... the definition of the Mastercycler ep system. ... research has been developing dynamically. The same ... Systems. To keep pace with these ...
... effort to help promote genomics-based research with S. ... set that contains PCR primers to amplify all ... In addition, primer pairs are included to amplify ... and N315 strains of S. aureus. The ORFmer ...
... The Bio-Stack Twister II Microplate Handler ... automation solution for integrating BioTeks washers, ... with expandable microplate capacity, ultimate flexibility ... you are adding capacity to single ...
... STag Purification Kits enable rapid analytical to ... proteins produced from appropriate vectors. Sufficient reagents ... 1 mg target protein under native or ... S-protein Agarose, which specifically retains STag fusion ...
Biology Products: