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Image: The BinaxNOW Influenza A & B Card 2 and Digival reader (Photo courtesy of Abbott).

Reformulated Influenza Rapid Test Made Available

Influenza is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system, which includes the nose, bronchial tubes, and lungs. Influenza can make people of any age ill. Although most people, including children, are ill with influenza for less than a week, some have a much more serious illness and may need to be hospitalized. Influenza may also lead to pneumonia or death. More...
19 Mar 2019
Image: Researchers combined graphene with nano-sized metal ribbons of gold to create an ultrasensitive biosensor that could help detect a variety of diseases in humans and animals (Photo courtesy of Oh Group, University of Minnesota).

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Graphene-based Diagnostic Devices

A breakthrough in the use of graphene as a plasmon resonator for ultrasensitive infrared spectroscopy should enable development of new biosensors for detection of diseases at the molecular level. More...
18 Mar 2019
Image: A diagram shows how the microfluidics device separates cancer cells from blood. The green circles represent cancer cells (Photo courtesy of Professor Ian Papautsky, PhD).

New Microfluidics Device Detects Cancer Cells in Blood

The ability to successfully isolate cancer cells is a crucial step in enabling liquid biopsy where cancer could be detected through a simple blood draw. This would eliminate the discomfort and cost of tissue biopsies, which use needles or surgical procedures as part of cancer diagnosis. More...
12 Mar 2019
Image: Liquid handling products from Hecht-Assistant (Photo courtesy of Glaswarenfabrik Karl Hecht).

Glaswarenfabrik Karl Hecht Celebrates 100-year Anniversary

In 1919, Karl Hecht laid the foundation for the Glaswarenfabrik in Sitzendorf-Unterweißbach in Thuringia, Germany. Over the decades the company continuously specialized in production and distribution of precision glass instruments for physicians and laboratories. More...
11 Mar 2019
Image: A male and a female gametocyte of Plasmodium falciparum (Photo courtesy of Professor David Baker).

Saliva-based Test Detects Infectious Subclinical Malaria

Low-density subclinical infection with Plasmodium falciparum among defined population subsets has been shown to be an important but cryptic facet of malaria transmission. Typically, these individuals are not readily detected by currently available point-of-need (PON) rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) or microscopy. More...
27 Feb 2019
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Image: The cf-DNA/cf-RNA Preservative tubes (Photo courtesy of Norgen Biotek).

Storage Tubes for Analysis of Circulating NAs Evaluated

Circulating nucleic acids such as microRNAs (miRNAs) and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) have become increasingly important in serving as potential novel biomarkers for a variety of human diseases. More...
26 Feb 2019
Image: The Saliva Glucose Biosensor that measures glucose in saliva rather than blood (Photo courtesy of iQ Group Global).

New Glucose Biosensor Introduced for Diabetes Management

The world’s first saliva-based glucose test for diabetes management that measures glucose in saliva rather than blood has been introduced. More...
11 Feb 2019

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