Innovative procedure to measure cell energy production developed

Software tools have been developed to help researcher’s analysis the generation of energy in human immunity cells. The goal behind the software tool is to allow for the measurement of energy by human cells to track if drugs or dietary intake can cause improvement or worsening of disease development within humans.

    Key Takeaways:

  • This procedure can accurately compare peripheral blood cells from healthy people to those with diabetes.
  • Development of this automated tool increases the researchers’ capacity to analyze the large number of cell samples required for rigor in human materials research.
  • According to the researchers, this tool will allow them to determine whether dietary intake and drugs would help normalize the chronic inflammation that is known to drive disease development.

“Measuring energy production is critical for determining how immune cells fuel inflammation in many diseases such as obesity and diabetes.”

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