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Image: Coherent fluctuation nephelometry analyses microbiological concentrations in urine (Photo courtesy of Medtechnopark).

Coherent Fluctuation Nephelometry Used to Diagnose Bacteriuria

Urinary tract infections (UTI) belong to the most common infectious diseases, making 20% to 49% of all nosocomial infections. For correct UTI diagnosis, the knowledge about the presence of microorganisms in urine is needed and such diagnosis is traditionally carried out by culture methods using solid nutrient media. More...
20 Aug 2018
Image: Spiral-shaped Helicobacter pylori is the only bacteria known to colonize the human stomach. An estimated 50% of humans harbor H. pylori in their gut, but only some develop ulcers or stomach cancer (Photo courtesy of Boston University).

Diagnostic Accuracy in H. pylori Fecal Test Assessed

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection occurs among 48.5% of the general population worldwide, with high geographic variability. It is the leading cause of chronic/atrophic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric lymphoma, gastric carcinoma, and some extra-gastric disorders. More...
15 Aug 2018
Image: One drop of blood is enough for TBIcheck to diagnose a possible mild brain trauma. If a line appears below the control line, the injured person will have to go to the hospital for a CT scan (Photo courtesy of the University of Geneva).

Mild Brain Trauma Diagnosed with POC Device

Every year in Europe, three million people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) cases. Biomarkers have been intensively studied for their potential as diagnostic tools in cases of mTBI to allow accurate diagnosis, improve patient management speeds and reduce medical costs. More...
14 Aug 2018
Image: The High-Sensitivity Troponin I assay (TnIH) (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

New Troponin Assays Receive US Marketing Clearance

Two high precision assays for the measurement of the cardiac marker troponin I (TnIH) have been certified for marketing in the United States. More...
08 Aug 2018
Image: Dr. Marnie Winter examining fetal trophoblastic cells isolated using inertial microfluidics (Photo courtesy of Future Industries Institute).

Fetal Genetic Abnormalities Detected in Early Pregnancy

Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology integrates laboratory functions on a chip ranging from a few millimeters to a few square centimeters. The special design of the device allows large volumes of blood to be screened, paving the way for an efficient, cheap and quick method of separating fetal cells from maternal blood cells. More...
24 Jul 2018
Image: An illustration of graphene-based single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection chip wirelessly transmitting signal to a smartphone (Photo courtesy of Professor Ratnesh Lal, PhD).

Biosensor Chip Detects SNPs with Higher Sensitivity

A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is the change in a single nucleotide base (A, C, G or T) in the DNA sequence and it is the most common type of genetic mutation. While most SNPs have no discernible effect on health, some are associated with increased risk of developing pathological conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. More...
24 Jul 2018
Image: The Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) test for the detection of malaria under ultra-violet light, positives two right tubes (Photo courtesy of HUMAN Diagnostics).

LAMP Accurately Screens for Malaria in Pregnancy

Pregnant women are especially susceptible to Plasmodium infections and have the risk of developing severe disease and birth complications. These might include maternal anemia, intra-uterine growth retardation, infant low birth weight, prematurity, miscarriage and stillbirth. More...
23 Jul 2018

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