Neuroscience

Live monitoring of brain metabolism with fluorescence

Lactate is generated in the body as a byproduct during normal metabolism and exercise. While considered a useless waste product for a long time, recent studies have shown that lactate can be an indicator for cancer and various ...

Biomedical technology

Sensor monitors disease severity by rapidly measuring lactate levels

Scientists have developed a prototype sensor that could help doctors rapidly measure adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and lactate levels in blood samples from patients, aiding in the rapid assessment of the severity of some diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fresh hope for improving treatments for deadly lung disease

Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the biggest infectious killers in the world. Multiple drug resistant (MDR) TB has become a global health emergency, an emerging European crisis, and an important Irish public health concern. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers study lactate's antidepressant potential

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Neuroscientists from Synapsy—the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research into Mental Illness—based at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and Lausanne University ...

Neuroscience

Unique insight into babies' cerebral fuel

Newly published research from a Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington-led study provides the first reliable data of its kind measuring normal patterns of plasma ketones and lactate levels in healthy babies shortly ...

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