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05 Mar 2017 - 09 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Microbiology

Image: The bioengineering team setting up the device\'s hardware on the high-throughput microscope for analysis (Photo courtesy of the University of California San Diego).

Rapid Method Developed to Identify Bacteria in Blood Samples

In clinical diagnostics and pathogen detection, profiling of complex samples for low-level genotypes represents a significant challenge. Advances in speed, sensitivity, and extent of multiplexing of molecular pathogen detection assays are needed to improve patient care. More...
23 Feb 2017
Image: Enrichment of bacterial cultures (Photo courtesy of DZIF and JLU).

Rapid Test Specifically Detects Mobile Colistin Resistance in Isolates

Scientists have evaluated a commercially available LAMP-based assay for rapid detection of the plasmid-encoded mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in Enterobacteriaceae isolates. With further development and evaluation, it can likely also be used in hospitals and for livestock. More...
22 Feb 2017
Image: The CE-marked, POC test for Chagas disease (Photo courtesy of InBios).

POC Test for Chagas Disease Available in US

As Chagas disease becomes more prevalent in the United States, the recent 510(k)-clearance by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) marks the first point-of-care (POC) diagnostic test for Chagas disease available in the US. More...
21 Feb 2017
Image: The setup for the lens-free analysis of cerebrospinal fluid clinical specimen (Photo courtesy of Aix Marseille University).

Cerebrospinal Fluid Lens-Free Microscopy Used to Diagnose Meningitis

The performance of the cytological analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CFS) and enumerating leukocytes and erythrocytes is a routine first step in the laboratory diagnosis of meningitis. CSF cytology and cell counting is routinely performed by optical microscopy. More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: (a) A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of vaginal fluid from a woman with bacterial vaginosis and high concentrations of bacterial vaginosis associated bacterium 1 (BVAB1); (b) These cells are different from the larger, wider, and more electron dense curved rods observed in a pure culture of Mobiluncus curtisii (Photo courtesy of the US National Library of Medicine).

Premature Birth Risk Linked to Bacteria in Cervicovaginal Space

Changes in microbial communities have been implicated in both health and disease and investigations into the association between the cervicovaginal (CV) microbiota and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) have been limited in scope and number. More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: The instrument used for the In-DX panel for rapidly detecting bacteria (Photo courtesy of G.L. Kohuth, Michigan State University).

Faster Way of Detecting Bacteria Developed

A faster way to detect the pathogenic bacteria that may cause patients to become sick has now been developed, giving physicians a better chance at saving lives by proscribing the most suitable antibiotic. More...
16 Feb 2017
Image: The QuantStudio 12K Flex real-time PCR instrument (Photo courtesy of ANDbio).

Real-Time PCR Assay Developed for Detection of Candida

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common condition characterized by vulvovaginal inflammation in combination with detection of one or more of several Candida species and after bacterial vaginosis, VVC is the second most common cause of vulvovaginitis. More...
09 Feb 2017


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