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03 Feb 2020 - 06 Feb 2020
01 Mar 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

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Image: Photomicrograph of a histological biopsy of a prostatic adenocarcinoma, conventional (acinar) type, the most common form of prostate cancer (Photo courtesy of Nephron).

Prostate Cancer Diagnosed Better Using Artificial Intelligence

 Prostate cancer is a frequently occurring type of cancer, but not always aggressive: more men die with prostate cancer than from prostate cancer. However, its treatment has many consequences for the quality of life of patients, so determining aggressiveness is an important step in choosing a treatment. More...
22 Jan 2020
Image: A smartphone camera is an important component of a new assay system for the detection of E. coli in urine samples (Photo courtesy of University of Bath)

Rapid UTI Test System Combines an Immunoassay with a Smartphone Camera

 A team of British bioengineers has combined a rapid microfluidic fluorescence sandwich immunoassay with a smartphone camera to form an assay system for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs). More...
22 Jan 2020
Image: Single nucleotide polymorphism: The upper DNA molecule differs from the lower DNA molecule at a single base-pair location (Photo courtesy of Marshall University).

Dual Nucleic Acid Template Assay Developed for Cancer

 Massive parallel sequencing or massively parallel sequencing is any of several high-throughput approaches to DNA sequencing using the concept of massively parallel processing; it is also called next-generation sequencing or second-generation sequencing. More...
16 Jan 2020
Image: Examples of negative and positive Chagas Stat-Pak RDT results. From left to right, negative, weakly positive, and strongly positive Stat-Pak results are shown (Photo courtesy of Yves Jackson)

Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Chagas Disease Field Evaluated

 Chagas disease, caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is the neglected tropical disease exerting a highest burden in the Western hemisphere. It is estimated that there are around seven million people affected worldwide, the majority of them living in Latin America where the insect vectors that transmit the infection are endemic. More...
08 Jan 2020
Image: Schematic of an array of nanotubes decorated with gold nanoparticles that capture virus molecules for in situ Raman spectroscopy for label-free optical virus identification (Photo courtesy of Professor Mauricio Terrones)

Fast and Inexpensive Device Captures and Identifies Viruses

 Currently, virologists estimate that 1.67 million unknown viruses are in animals, a number of which can be transmitted to humans. Known viruses, such as H5N1, Zika and Ebola have caused widespread illness and death. Early detection could halt virus spread by enabling rapid deployment of countermeasures. More...
07 Jan 2020
Image: Point-of-care serodiagnostic test for early-stage Lyme disease using a multiplexed paper-based immunoassay and machine learning (Photo courtesy of American Chemical Society).

Paper-Based Test Could Diagnose Lyme Disease at Early Stages

 Caused by the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease (LD) is the most common vector-borne infectious disease in North America and Europe and timely diagnosis and treatment are effective in preventing disease progression. More...
01 Jan 2020
Image: The test tube on the left shows a real positive result from water sampled in Costa Rica. The middle tube is a negative control. The tube on the right is a positive control (Photo courtesy of Dr. Julius B. Lucks, Northwestern University)

Novel Biotech-Based Field or Lab Assay for Detection of Fluoride

 A simple, yet sophisticated biotech-based assay for the detection of fluoride levels was successfully tested in the laboratory and in the field. More...
26 Dec 2019


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