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Image: New research has revealed ‘best approach’ for detection of maternal sepsis (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Placental Swabs Found Most Effective for Detection of Maternal Sepsis

A new study of microbiology specimens used to investigate maternal sepsis has demonstrated that placental swabs could play a vital role in informing antimicrobial therapy decisions. More...
01 Jan 2024
Image: Blood stem cells forming in the trunk of a zebrafish embryo (Photo courtesy of Xiaoyi Cheng)

Microbial Sensor Identifies Bacterial Infections and Also Creates Blood Stem Cells

A new study has revealed that a microbial sensor, known as Nod1, crucial in detecting and combating bacterial infections, also significantly influences the formation of blood stem cells. More...
26 Dec 2023
Image: Three examples of Anthrobots with hair-like cilia in yellow (Photo courtesy of Gizem Gumuskaya)

Tiny Biological Robot Healers Built From Human Cells Could Recognize Bacteria

Researchers have developed microscopic biological robots from human tracheal cells which could be employed as tools for regeneration, healing, and disease treatment. More...
04 Dec 2023
Image: Current testing methods for antibiotic susceptibility rely on growing bacterial colonies in the presence of antibiotics (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Returns Results within 30 Minutes

Researchers have reported significant progress in developing a rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test that can deliver results in as little as 30 minutes. More...
29 Nov 2023
Image: Having results directly from whole blood within six hours can better inform antibiotic treatment decisions for sepsis (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New Rapid Pathogen Detection Tool to Return Results Directly from Whole Blood in Six Hours

Siemens Healthineers has contracted with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to improve antibiotic treatment for sepsis patients. More...
28 Nov 2023
Image: Keynome ID is a proprietary algorithm that classifies the bacterial species present in a sample (Photo courtesy of Day Zero Diagnostics)

New Class of Bloodstream Infection Diagnostics to Enable Culture-Free, Same-Day Organism Identification

A new diagnostic system for bloodstream infections could offer same-day pathogen identification and genomic-based antibiotic susceptibility profiles without the need for blood cultures. More...
21 Nov 2023
Image: The TriVerity Acute Infection and Sepsis Test System (Photo courtesy of Inflammatix)

World's Highest-Multiplex POC System with RNA Quantitating Ability Detects Bacterial Infection

A new test system designed for emergency department use can evaluate the likelihood of bacterial or viral infections and the risk of acute decompensation, which necessitates ICU-level care, in patients with suspected acute infection and sepsis. More...
20 Nov 2023
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