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06 Feb 2017 - 09 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017

Lab Tech.

Image: Fluorescence from on-chip Recombinase Polymerase Amplifications assay for Staphylococcus aureus (Photo courtesy of Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research).

Diagnostic Test Kit Offers Easy Identification of Virulent Pathogens

A technology gap associated with commercially available diagnostic tests in remote and underdeveloped regions prevents timely pathogen identification for effective antibiotic chemotherapies for infected patients. More...
12 Jan 2017
Image: A diagram of the artificially intelligent nanoarray system to diagnose different diseases from breath analysis (Photo courtesy of the Technion).

Nanoarray Senses and Distinguishes Multiple Diseases

Exhaled breath contains nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen, as well as a small amount of more than 100 other volatile chemical components and the relative amounts of these substances vary depending on the state of a person's health. More...
12 Jan 2017
Image: A diagram of protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA) as applied to prions (Photo courtesy of Dr. Paula Saá).

Blood Test Detects Prions of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

The detection of prions in the blood of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease could lead to a noninvasive diagnosis prior to symptoms and a way to identify prion contamination of the donated blood supply. More...
03 Jan 2017
Image: A microfluidic chip for sample preparation and an optofluidic chip for optical detection of individual molecules (Photo courtesy of Joshua W. Parks).

Cancer DNA Biomarkers Detected by Lab-On-A-Chip Technique

Miniaturized lab-on-chip approaches are prime candidates for developing viable diagnostic tests and instruments because they are small, need only limited test volumes, and can be cost-effective. More...
28 Dec 2016
Image: Normal and cancerous brain cells interfaced with graphene show different activity levels under Raman spectroscopy imaging (Photo courtesy of Vikas Berry, University of Illinois at Chicago).

A First: Using Graphene to Detect Cancer Cells

Using Raman spectroscopy in developing a new technology that could improve diagnosis and monitoring of cancer, researchers have, for the first time, successfully used graphene to distinguish cancer from healthy cells. The system could potentially also be used to distinguish between various other cell types or cell activities. More...
27 Dec 2016
Image: A cutaway showing a smartphone and the diagnostic attachment for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (Photo courtesy of Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, Los Angeles).

Modified Smartphone-based System Automatically Determines Antibiotic Resistance

Microbiology researchers have described a modified smartphone that functions as an automated diagnostic test reader for the determination of antimicrobial resistance. More...
27 Dec 2016
Image: The new microneedle patch was made more flexible by developing a base of molded thiol-ene-epoxy-based thermoset film. This version conformed well to deformations of the skin surface and each of its 50 needles penetrated the skin during a 30-minute test. A flexible base combined with stainless steel needles could make the patch an effective alternative for various applications (Photo courtesy of KTH Royal Institute of Technology).

Skin Patch with Microneedles May Provide Improved Alternative for Various Applications

Researchers have developed flexible and stretchable patches with rigid stainless steel microneedles for transdermal biointerfacing. Such microneedle patches could enable more comfortable yet effective delivery of drugs, extraction of physiological signals for fitness monitoring devices, extracting body fluids for real-time monitoring of glucose, pH level and other diagnostic markers, as well as skin treatments in cosmetics and bioelectric treatments. More...
20 Dec 2016

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