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Blood draws for testing. For many people, that hurts. They’re necessary, however, to obtain biomarkers of disease. Biomarkers such as antibodies can also be found, in low abundance, in the liquid around cells. Researchers have “developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a...

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Chronic low back pain has a high prevalence across the globe, affecting millions. In a first of its kind study, researchers looked at patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and assessed blood serum biomarkers. Results published in European Spine Journal highlight modic changes (pathological...

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By utilizing an MRI technique called magnetic resonance neurography (MRN), researchers “…have routinely identified one or more hourglass-like constrictions of nerves in patients with Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS) and have detected denervation changes in muscles they supply,” commented Darryl Sneag...

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Newswise — The idea of measuring parameters that are relevant for our health via the skin has already taken hold in medical diagnostics. Diabetics, for example, can painlessly determine their blood sugar level with a sensor instead of having to prick their fingers. Empa researchers, together with...

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Dr. Mackey describes himself as a physician scientist. Working at the juncture of research and clinical care, he seeks to ensure that research discoveries are informing clinical practice, and that clinical questions are enhancing the impact of research. In this segment he discusses advances in our...

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Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine report that they have identified blood biomarkers that can provide an objective measurement of pain and have developed a prototype blood test for possible clinical use. Lead researcher Alexander Niculescu, MD, PhD, professor in the department of...

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