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Strain-Specific Immunity Discovered for Lyme Disease

Many patients treated for early Lyme disease incur another infection in subsequent years, suggesting that previous exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi may not elicit a protective immune response.  More...
17 Apr 2014
Image: Scanning electron micrograph of Brucella abortus (Photo courtesy of the Czech University of Life Science).

Blood Culture Diagnostic Techniques Compared for Human Brucellosis

Isolation of the bacteria Brucella is the gold standard in the laboratory diagnosis of brucellosis and as the organism is intracellular, the number of circulating bacteria is usually low.   More...
16 Apr 2014
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Image: Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) detection kit for malaria (Photo courtesy of Eiken Chemical Co. Ltd.).

Improved LAMP Test Diagnoses Symptomatic Falciparum Malaria

The molecular diagnosis of malaria by nucleotide amplification requires sophisticated and expensive instruments, typically found only in well-established laboratories.  More...
09 Apr 2014

Blood Donations Screened for Viruses Using Multiplex Assay

A global healthcare company was chosen to partner the Japanese Red Cross for nucleic acid screening of the nation's blood supply.  More...
07 Apr 2014
Image: The Gram-negative aerobic bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 96 hours (Photo courtesy of Larry Stauffer).

Lateral Flow Immunoassay Developed for Melioidosis

A lateral flow immunoassay that can be used in the clinical setting to diagnose melioidosis in 15 minutes has been developed and the test promises to provide improved management of patients with the disease.   More...
03 Apr 2014
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Image: Cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni stained by indirect fluorescent antibody (Photo courtesy of Dr. Alexander Sulzer).

Immunological Tests Detects Schistosomiasis in Low-Endemicity Area

The prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni infection has been systematically determined using the indirect immunofluorescence assay-immunoglobulin M and circumoval precipitin test techniques with serum samples.  More...
02 Apr 2014

Paper-Based Microfluidics Developed for Molecular Diagnostic Testing

A low cost, safe, disposable, rapid and self-sustainable paper-based platform for diagnostic testing, known as lab-on-paper, has been developed.   More...
01 Apr 2014


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