Navigation Links
Blood Test on the Horizon to Detect Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection
Date:9/16/2013

ing tear in the aorta. These new findings are potentially revolutionary because they mean that fibrillin-1 could someday be used in a blood test to diagnose aortic aneurysm and dissection. Currently, the diagnosis is made through medical imaging, such as echocardiography, MRI, and CT scanning. (Abstract)

According to Dr. Lynn Sakai, a biochemist and researcher from Shriners Hospital for Children, the original goal of this study was to provide better management of aortic disease for children and adults with Marfan syndrome, a life-threatening genetic disorder that puts people at up to 250 times increased risk of aortic dissection as compared to the general public. Dr. Sakai, whose research group first cloned the gene for fibrillin-1 (the Marfan gene), initiated the current research with funding from The Marfan Foundation and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Additional funding was secured from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

“These findings are significant for public health because they represent the first human data to show that fibrillin-1 in blood could be a biomarker for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection,” said Dr. Lynn Marshall, an epidemiologist from Oregon Health& Science University and the lead author of the study.

In the future, promising biomarker tests may be used in the hospital emergency department to facilitate the diagnosis of aortic dissection or in the doctor’s office during a routine physical exam to uncover signs of developing aneurysmal disease. These tests could benefit patients with Marfan syndrome, as well as those with Loeys-Dietz syndrome, vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome, and familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.

“This is an excellent example of h
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Adaptive Biotechnologies Receives $2.53 million Phase II SBIR to Develop Test to Identify Cancer Patients at Risk of Death by Infection after Cord Blood Transplants
2. Case Report Suggests Microbiome Therapeutics NM504 May Improve Tolerability of Metformin While Improving Blood Glucose Control
3. China Cord Blood Corporation Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014
4. China Cord Blood Corporation to Report First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 Financial Results
5. ResearchMoz.us: RFID Blood Monitoring Systems (Blood Refrigerators and Freezers) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
6. Capitalizing on Opportunities in Cord Blood Industry Growth (2013 Version)
7. BCA Announces a New Member Joins Its Blood Center Coperative
8. New target for the fight against cancer as a result of excessive blood vessel formation
9. GeneCell International, Miami’s Preferred Cord Blood Laboratory, is Pleased to Announce That July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month
10. RFID Blood Monitoring Systems (Blood Refrigerators and Freezers) Market is Expected to Reach USD 174.2 Million Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research
11. Managing Antibiotic-Resistant Bloodstream Infections with Rapid Molecular Diagnostics educational webinar hosted by Nanosphere and Xtalks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2015)... DUBLIN , Sep. 02, 2015 ... ) has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s ... and Companies" to their offering. ... variations, development of sequencing technologies, and their applications. ... well as companies developing them. Various applications of ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 Research ... the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report ... to their offering. The ... fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), comparative genomic ... includes application of nanobiotechnology, microarrays, real-time polymerase ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQB: AYTU), a specialty healthcare ... conditions, announced today that it has closed the final ... raising a total of $5.175 million, which includes proceeds ... Josh Disbrow , Chief Executive Officer of ... to be used to conduct clinical studies for both ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 02, 2015 , ... Advancing in medical imaging processing technology ... monitoring in ICU to 3D skull printing analysis for Neurosurgery, ONYX ZEUS all-in-one ... with simultaneous access to high precision medical images and electronic health records. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global DNA Sequencing Technologies Report 2015: Profiles of 130 Companies Involved in Sequencing and their 140 Collaborations 2Global Cytogenetics Technologies Study 2015-2025 - Latest Markets and Companies Analysis 2Global Cytogenetics Technologies Study 2015-2025 - Latest Markets and Companies Analysis 3Aytu BioScience Completes $5.175 Million Private Placement 2Aytu BioScience Completes $5.175 Million Private Placement 3Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 2Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 3
... Fred Alger Management, Inc. (Alger),a leading asset ... M.D. as Vice President, Senior Analyst/Co-Portfolio Manager for,Alger ... and,pharmaceutical industries., David received his Doctor of ... was Chief Medical Resident. While in Pennsylvania David,served ...
... obsolete? EnviroChip™ white papers show how consumers like you can ... damaging your engine. , ... Denver (PRWEB) July 28, ... that EnviroChip™, a revolutionary fuel harmonizing microchip, can eliminate a consumer,s ...
... University of Pennsylvania have created a one-step, repeatable ... or motifs with adjustable features, size and shape ... took advantage of the elastic instability of a ... When exposed to a solvent, circular pores ...
Cached Biology Technology:David Farhadi, M.D. to Join Alger as Vice President, Senior Analyst/Co-Portfolio Manager 2Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures 2Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures 3
(Date:8/18/2015)... Aug. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: ... & Forecast, 2015-2020" report to their offering. ... identification systems market is expected to grow at ... 2020 and generate over $25 billion (approximately) by ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... 12, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced that four of its fingerprint ID ... officially been named FIDO Certified™ by the Fast ... certification, Synaptics, Natural ID™ fingerprint solutions are fully ... (UAF) standard and are interoperable among other products ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... and TELTOW, Germany , ... 2015 Siggraph Conference, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) shows ... reality , based on Epson,s Moverio BT-200 ... tracking platform. With this new solution, unprecedented quality and ... hands-free interaction with context-sensitive displays. For the first time, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market 2015: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application - Estimation & Forecasts to 2020 for the $25 Billion Industry 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 3
... Sperm whales weigh up to 50 tons, and the smallest ... the same success story: They both have developed the ability ... Now Danish researchers show that the biosonar of toothed ... they live in very different environments and vary extremely in ...
... that glioma is derived from brain tumor stem cells, ... are still unclear. The potential of neural stem cells ... been considered, but has not been confirmed. A team ... Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China found that doxycycline-induced ...
... active immunization in Alzheimer,s disease can increase the ... but it is easy to induce meningoencephalitis, which ... To enhance anti-Aβ antibody generation and induce a ... from the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical ...
Cached Biology News:Bats and whales behave in surprisingly similar ways 2Bats and whales behave in surprisingly similar ways 3
... (PPase-2A) is a serine/threonine phosphatase isolated from ... as the heterodimer of 60kDa (A) and ... to dephosphorylate the a-subunit of phosphorylase kinase. ... broad substrate specificity and may play a ...
Immulon 2 HB 1x8 Strip assembled, C-bottom; high binding irradiated surface to provide increased binding affinity for hydrophilic proteins and complexes....
... The RVT405DDA Refrigerated Vapor Trap ... of high boiling solvents such as ... DDA™ systems. Its constant temperature refrigeration ... creates optimum cryopumping conditions for DMSO, ...
96 Well Plate EB, RE bottom; high binding irradiated surface to provide increased binding affinity for hydrophilic proteins and complexes. Guaranteed coefficient of variation (CVs)....
Biology Products: