The SomaLogic Blog
Heart transplantation can extend and improve the quality of life for the lucky recipient, but not without risk. Aside from organ rejection, the heart recipient is at risk for cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) (Ramzy et al., 2005)–hardening/thickening of the vessels in the heart.
If not caught early, mobility loss is difficult to reverse (Leveille, Penninx, Melzer, Izmirlian, & Guralnik, 2000). Therefore, the sooner the onset of disability is found the better the chances of not losing one’s independence. But how far ahead of time can a future loss of mobility be seen?
SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is menacing. This is a given. But, how does it affect the body and cause all the problems we are seeing?
Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics are all examples of the body’s many languages. Understanding these languages could open the door to new perspectives about what is happening in the body in real time and warn about health problems down the road. But which one (or combo) will be the easiest, clearest, and most meaningful for learning how to achieve better health?
What do you have in common with this chicken? Perplexed? So is the chicken. While the two of you may cross roads from time to time, the features that really bind the two of you together are proteins.
Chaos (or randomness) is a fundamental law of life. Ever try to organize/clean something only to have a young one (two-legged or four legged) come through and undo all your efforts? That’s chaos exerting its authority! We experience chaos all the time.
You may remember the classic Nash Rambler automobile. But you have probably never heard of the stealthy medical condition NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis)
We are at war that does not involve firearms, but ventilators. The likes of the COVID-19 pandemic have not been seen since the decimations of the 1918 flu. With SomaLogic® advanced technology, we have a chance to prevent the same outcome. But we need comrades-in-arms to succeed.
With pregnancy comes not just new life, but also the collection of huge amounts of data and numerous doctor visits to ensure the health of the mother and child. The pregnant body undergoes myriad biological changes that can give rise to problems that yield a bad result that all involved want to avoid.
Depending on your preferred authority, “middle age” begins at 40 or 45, and ends 20 years later at the beginning of “old age.” These years are a time of transition across the population, particularly in physical status. But what if an individual’s proteins offer a different take on the meaning of middle age (and even old age)?