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Gold Nanoparticles Indicate Early Detection of Heart Attacks

A test strip for a heart attack biomarker is being developed as its level is several thousand times higher in patients experiencing myocardial infarctions. The new strip uses microplasma technology.   More...
28 Jan 2015
Image: A new nanoscale Velcro-like device captures and releases tumor cells that have broken away from primary tumors and are circulating in the bloodstream. This new nanotechnology could be used for cancer diagnosis and to give insight into the mechanisms of how cancer spreads throughout the body (Photo courtesy of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute).

Novel NanoVelcro Chip Isolates Intact Circulating Tumor Cells for Diagnostic Testing

An international team of bioengineers has developed a novel "nanoVelcro" device that removes circulating tumor cells from the blood without damaging them.  More...
28 Jan 2015

Enzyme Assay on Impregnated Filter Paper Detects Krabbe Disease

Krabbe disease is an inherited lysosomal storage disease caused by the deficiency of galactocerebrosidase and is characterized by a severe and progressive leukodystrophy with death frequently before one year of life.   More...
27 Jan 2015
Image: Bioengineers have tested a flexible and easy to wear temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells (Photo courtesy of the University of California, San Diego).

Bioengineers Present Glucose Monitor Tattoo Prototype

A team of bioengineers has presented a prototype "proof-of-concept" version of a temporary tattoo that is able to extract and measure the level of glucose in the fluid between human skin cells.  More...
26 Jan 2015

New Robotic Solution Enhances Workflow Within Compact Footprint

An advance in compact robotic laboratory automation solutions, a new instrument consolidates sample management for chemistry and immunoassay testing and achieves some of the workflow benefits of automation without the space or budget associated with a track-based solution.  More...
20 Jan 2015

Suitcase Laboratory Set to Improve Ebolavirus Control

A portable laboratory for the diagnosis of Ebolavirus has been developed and the new method is six to ten times faster than the current one, equally sensitive and will be tested in Africa soon.  More...
20 Jan 2015

Sensitive Estrogen Detection Method Developed

The hormone estrogen plays an important role in the human body and has been linked to everything from tumor growth to neuron loss during Alzheimer's disease, but detecting very small amounts of it in blood and other biological fluids can be difficult, especially in the limited amounts available in laboratory studies.  More...
14 Jan 2015

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