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Study Sheds Light on Pathology of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus working with the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center, have found an association between inflammation biomarkers in both blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and markers of Alzheimer's disease associated pathology.

New popular treatment for atrial fibrillation: Biomarker

In this study, researchers examined a biomarker for the use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation. The clinical trial is needed before doctors can reliably use their cardiac imaging analysis routinely with patients, but if confirmed, they say the method should reduce ablation procedures unlikely to work, along with the procedures' substantial costs and complication risks. The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Molecular Characterization of Functional mAbs

The structural findings reveal the fine specificities associated with two distinct immunogenic sites on Pfs25. Importantly, one of these sites broadly overlaps with the epitope of the well-known 4B7 mouse antibody, which can be targeted simultaneously by antibodies that target a non-overlapping site to additively increase parasite inhibition. The findings were reported in the Nature Communications.

Athletes: More efficient Method Devised to Drug Test

It will now be easier, faster and cheaper to catch athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs. A new way of testing blood and urine developed by University of Waterloo researchers cuts down the time required to analyze samples from 30 minutes to 55 seconds. They're working to reduce it even further to 10 seconds per sample by using a fully automated workflow.