A team of biomedical researchers have developed new method using mass spectrometry and advanced proteomics to identify wellness biomarkers and pathogen biomarkers present in tear fluid obtained from healthy and diseased animals. Tear specimens were suitable specimens for rapid diagnosis due to their clean background and non-invasive collection. The overall objective of the research effort was to determine the feasibility of detecting and identifying biomarkers that indicated pathogen exposure and infection in tear fluid in real time. The protein content of tear samples was established by advanced analytical proteomics technologies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)|
|State||Published - Mar 16 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)