Special Issue "Sensing Circulating Markers for Metabolic Syndrome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.
Interests: MEMS; BioMEMS; Medical Devices; Neural Engineering; Cardiovascular Engineering
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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been prevailing pandemically. It is a cluster of biochemical pathways that come together, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and others, such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. The concurrent conditions in MetS may include increase in blood pressure and blood sugar, excess waist fat, or abnormal cholesterol levels. MetS has been increasingly common, and up to one third of Americans now have it. However, the diagnosis of MetS is complicated. The disease often goes unnoticed and thus untreated. Therefore, early detection would increase chances of MetS management, and consequently help increase the quality of life and longevity. Circulating markers found in blood, urine, saliva, or sweat samples have been investigated for diagnosis of those at risk in developing MetS. Besides, recent advances in engineering and micro/nanofabrication may open opportunities to develop novel biosensors and systems for point-of-care and home healthcare devices. These will be beneficial for MetS diagnostics and will help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and cancer, bringing both social and economical impacts.
In this context, we invite submissions to this Special Issue “Sensing circulating markers for metabolic syndrome” as review articles, original research papers, and short communications covering a broad field of technologies for detecting and studying metabolic syndrome.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- Printed biosensors and microfabrication;
- Nano biosensors;
- Aptamer-based sensors;
- Enzyme-based biosensors;
- Lab-on-a-chip and multiplex sensors;
- Wearables and patch-based sensing systems;
- Biosensing systems with smartphone and/or cloud communications;
- Advanced bio-signal processing and analytics for MetS detection and studies.
Dr. Hung Cao
Dr. Anh Hung Nguyen
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- metabolic syndrome