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Image: An MIT-invented microfluidics device could help doctors diagnose sepsis, a leading cause of death in US hospitals, by automatically detecting elevated levels of a sepsis biomarker in about 25 minutes, using less than a fingerprick of blood (Photo courtesy of Felice Frankel).

Microfluidic Device Rapidly Diagnoses Sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and early diagnosis is crucial to ensure that treatment is not delayed. However, as current diagnostic methods are imprecise, the condition is misdiagnosed in 30% of patients. More...
15 Aug 2019
Image: A circulating cancer cell (pink) attaches to carbon nanotube surface; white blood cells (blue) do not adhere and are later washed away (Photo courtesy of Curtis Sayers).

Liquid Biopsy Device Selectively Captures Circulating Tumor Cells

A new type of antigen-independent liquid biopsy captures device exploits the preferential attachment of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to the surface of carbon nanotubes. More...
12 Aug 2019
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Image: A new study suggests that cutting-edge electronic devices can help doctors diagnose early stage bladder cancer (Photo courtesy of Ana Sandoiu).

Electronic Device May Help Diagnose Early Bladder Cancer

It is estimated that bladder cancer will affect 80,470 people in the USA this year, and about 17,670 deaths are likely to result from these cases. Doctors diagnose approximately half of all bladder cancers while the cancer is still in situ, while in about one-third the disease has already spread to other parts of the bladder. More...
09 Aug 2019
Image: The device without a smartphone (left) and with a smartphone attached (right) (Photo courtesy of Rohan Mehra - Division for Strategic Public Relations).

Smartphone-Based Device Used for Influenza Virus Detection

A simple and inexpensive smartphone-based device was able to detect influenza virus particles in clinical samples with almost 100 times greater sensitivity than commercial rapid influenza diagnostic tests. More...
05 Aug 2019
Image: The experimental results of immunostained cells using the electroactive microwell array with barriers (EMAB) device (Photo courtesy of Dr. Soo Hyeon Kim, University of Tokyo).

Novel Microfluidic Device Simplifies Cancer Screening Procedures

A novel microfluidic device is set to simplify screening for cervical cancer by efficiently isolating and trapping single cells for identification using direct immunostaining techniques. More...
05 Aug 2019
Image: Bacteria in the gut are pulled into the helical channels by an osmotic “pump” generated by a calcium salt-filled chamber within the pill (Photo courtesy of Nano Lab, Tufts University).

Novel Diagnostic Device Profiles Population of Gut Microbiome

Researchers used a three-dimensional (3D) printer to manufacture a novel pill-like diagnostic tool capable of profiling the bacterial species comprising the gut microbiome in the critical area between the stomach and the colon. More...
05 Aug 2019
Image: A CyTOF mass cytometer (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

White Blood Cell Population May Serve as MS Biomarker

A discrete population of white blood cells was found to be present in samples taken from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and this group of cells may serve both diagnostic and therapeutic roles. More...
29 Jul 2019


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