National Diabetes Month 2022 Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by insulin resistance either due to the pancreas’s inability to produce enough insulin or due to the body’s inability to use the insulin it produces effectively. Insulin is the hormone that
The Role of Light Chains in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) This year Biorex Diagnostics are celebrating Lupus Awareness Month, placing a focus on the most common form of lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is a complex and chronic autoimmune disease
The Role of Lipoproteins in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Lipids and lipoproteins significantly contribute to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), a specific type of arteriosclerosis, whereby the arteries
Adverse Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a major public health burden which can be devastating 1. As of 27th July 2022, there has been a total
The Mysterious Child Hepatitis Outbreak There has been an outbreak of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children since 5th April 2022. 1,010 probable cases have been reported from 35 countries in five WHO Regions, as of 8th July 2022.
To celebrate 20 years of trading, Biorex Diagnostics have unveiled a new visual identity to reflect the growth of the business over the years. The company is constantly seeking new ways to innovate and grow within our field. It was the
With the new Omicron variant sweeping the world faster than any other coronavirus strain before it, how concerned should we be? On 24th November 2021, the first Omicron case was announced in South Africa, (The Guardian), with the first sample of the
A new study from The Rosalind Franklin Institute has suggested that llama antibodies may be the next Covid-19 treatment reaching clinical trials in the UK. These llama antibodies, also known as nanobodies, have shown a rather promising development in the
“Syphilis has increased by 199% in the UK over the last 10 years with a rise from 2,646 new diagnosis in 2010, to 7,900 in 2019,” (Public Health England). Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), caused by the bacterium Treponema
Cardiovascular disease numbers continue to grow as more procedures are being carried out now than ever before
World Heart Day aims to shed a light on cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it. 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in 2019 worldwide, meaning CVD was the world’s most common cause of death, followed by cancer.