Technician operates Gazelle platform, a portable lab-on-a-chip device that can identify sickle cell disease from a blood droplet. Photo source: Hemex Health
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Research Feature
About 20 years ago, researchers excitedly announced the coming of so-called lab-on-chip devices that could revolutionize medicine. At the time, people marveled at the possibilities: The devices would take the capabilities of a large biochemistry lab and shrink them to a platform the size of a cell phone or smaller. With help from a portable scanner...
A racially diverse pair of scientists working in the laboratory and using a touch screen computer monitor.
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Historic findings could boost precision medicine, reduce health disparities WHAT: Researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the publication of a groundbreaking study which analyzed more than 53,000 whole genomes, primarily from minority populations. The study...
Hand of lab technician holds test tube containing blood for study.
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DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities Researchers have developed a blood test that could make it possible for doctors to detect—then quickly prevent or slow down—acute heart transplant rejection, a potentially deadly condition that occurs in the early months after a patient has received a donor heart. They...
Group of hands holding red ribbon stop drugs and HIV/AIDS awareness
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Chris Camp recalls the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, when being diagnosed as HIV positive was considered a virtual death sentence. Doctors had no medications that could really help. People with the disease often did not survive more than a year or two. Camp, now 63, says he personally lost more than 500 friends. Among them: his first husband...