Ultra rapid determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Ultra rapid determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is an important clinical test that screens several inflammatory conditions, infections, trauma, as well as non-inflammatory conditions such as stroke. The current standard test for ESR measurement is Westergren assay, which is a 1 h long test requiring a few ml of whole blood and trained technical personnel. Despite their [...]
Two Bilkenters from UNAM Named “Outstanding Young Persons” of Turkey

Two Bilkenters from UNAM Named “Outstanding Young Persons” of Turkey

Engin Durgun Bilkent alumni Dr. Engin Durgun and Dr. Burak Güzeltürk have been named as two of this year’s “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Turkey.” Asst. Prof. Durgun, who completed his PhD in the Department of Physics and is now at the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM), was chosen for the honor in [...]