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Image: A study has revealed new mechanism for rapid evolution of multi-drug resistant infections in patients (Shutterstock)

New Insight into Rapid Evolution of AMR in Patients Calls for Shift in Diagnostic Testing Approaches

A groundbreaking research study has offered novel insights into the development of antimicrobial resistance in patients suffering from bacterial infections. More...
01 Aug 2023
New rapid test uses bacteriophages to quickly and accur­ately identify UTI-causing pathogens (Photo courtesy of ETH Zurich)

Rapid Test Uses Bacteria-Infecting Viruses to Accurately Identify UTI-Causing Pathogens

Scientists have developed a rapid test that uses bacteriophages, viruses that naturally prey on bacteria, and also altered them genetically to further increase their effectiveness in destroying pathogenic bacteria. More...
31 Jul 2023
Image: 3D printed model of a carbon nanotube (Photo courtesy of RUB)

Fluorescent Carbon Nanotubes Accurately Detect Bacteria and Viruses

Researchers have developed an innovative method to construct modular optical sensors capable of identifying viruses and bacteria. More...
31 Jul 2023
Image: The Candida Auris diagnostic test has received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation (Photo courtesy of T2 Biosystems)

Direct-From-Blood Molecular Diagnostic Test Detects Candida Auris in Just 3-5 Hours

A direct-from-blood molecular diagnostic test can detect Candida auris (C. auris) directly from blood in just 3-5 hours, eliminating the need to wait for several days for a positive blood culture. More...
21 Jul 2023
Image: The new LIAISON Legionella Urinary Ag assay is performed on the LIAISON CLIA analyzers (Photo courtesy of DiaSorin)

New Urinary Antigen Immunodiagnostic Assay Enables High-Throughput Qualitative Detection of Legionnaires' Disease

A new assay improves the diagnosis of atypical pneumonia by providing precise identification of Legionnaires' Disease (LD), a severe form of atypical Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). More...
18 Jul 2023
Image: The Vivalytic MRSA/MSSA Rapid Test provides a quick diagnosis of methicillin resistance at the point of care (Photo courtesy of Randox)

Rapid Bacterial Infection Test Differentiates Between MRSA and MSSA in 53 Minutes

A rapid test provides differentiation between Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) in 53 minutes at the point of care. More...
18 Jul 2023
Image: FebriDx uses a fingerstick blood sample to differentiate bacterial from viral infections (Photo courtesy of Lumos)

10-Minute POC Test Detects and Differentiates Bacterial from Viral Respiratory Infection

A quick fingerstick blood test capable of distinguishing between viral and bacterial acute respiratory infections within 10 minutes can help doctors apply antibiotics where they're truly needed, thereby combating antibiotic resistance. More...
05 Jul 2023
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