Enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) use the catalytic properties of enzymes to detect and quantify immunologic reactions. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a heterogeneous EIA technique used in clinical analyses. In this type of assay, one of the reaction components is nonspecifically adsorbed or covalently bound to the surface of a solid phase, such as a microtiter well, a magnetic particle, or a plastic bead.
The air is heavy with the scent of disinfectant, the room filled with the echo of a baby’s cough. A worried mother hovers, her eyes filled with a fear that’s all too familiar in this pediatric ward. It’s a scene that plays out thousands of times every year around the globe, as the respiratory syncytial […]
Bartholin’s duct cysts and gland abscesses are common problems that can affect women of reproductive age. Cysts are usually asymptomatic, but they can become enlarged or infected and cause significant pain and discomfort. Abscesses are always painful and require medical treatment. There are a number of effective strategies for managing Bartholin’s duct cysts and gland […]
A new study published in the journal International Journal of Oral Science has identified double heterozygous pathogenic mutations in the KIF3C and ZNF513 genes as a cause of hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF). HGF is a rare inherited condition characterized by an overgrowth of gum tissue. It can cause a variety of problems, including crowded teeth, […]