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The new algorithm also analyzed advanced biomarkers such as the levels of creatinine and bilirubin in the blood, which can offer clues about underlying infection.
Biliverdin can kill cells, destroy neurons and kill cells, which is why human livers attempt to filter out bilirubin as quickly as possible.
Gruber says eels fluoresce when one molecule, called bilirubin, interacts with another molecule.
But the patient’s bilirubin was one and a half times the normal level.
Humans with elevated bilirubin, Greenfieldboyce reports, have some added protection against malaria parasites.
The liver then gathers them and takes out the iron, creating the green waste product biliverdin, which is later transformed further into yellow bilirubin.
Still, bilirubin goes up when red blood cells are destroyed at a higher-than-normal rate.
Lab tests showed that her bilirubin, a compound in the blood that is predictive of liver function, fell just outside the normal range, raising the red flag that barred her enrollment.
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medical Definition of bilirubin
- … they may become jaundiced, their skin tinged yellow by the release of the pigment bilirubin from their damaged liver.
- —Larry Thompson, Discover, March 1994
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