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22 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018 - 04 Apr 2018


Image: The H. pylori Ag test is a rapid test for the qualitative detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in human fecal specimen (Photo courtesy of Standard Diagnostics).

Helicobacter Pylori Immunoassays Evaluated for Efficacy

Helicobacter pylori are curved gram negative bacilli and have been etiologically associated with several pathogenic conditions of the stomach ranging from gastritis to gastric cancer. Prevalence of H. pylori infection varies based on several factors globally and in developing countries more than 80% of the population is infected with H. pylori. More...
19 Mar 2018
Image: Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry used for targeted profiling of plasma metabolites (Photo courtesy of McGill University).

Plasma Metabolite Profile and Gut Microbiota Connected to Obesity

A new link has been discovered between gut bacteria and obesity. It has been found that certain amino acids in the blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome. More...
14 Mar 2018
Image: A new technique that makes tuberculosis bacteria glow detects living Mycobacterium tuberculosis cells that have not been treated with drugs (left) but not those that have been treated (right) (Photo courtesy of Stanford University).

Solvatochromic Trehalose Probe Rapidly Detects TB

Despite its devastating toll on health, the bacteria causing tuberculosis (TB), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, can be hard to spot. Current tests rely on chemical stains and estimates put the sensitivity of these stains anywhere from 32% to 94%. More...
13 Mar 2018
Image: The NucliSENS EasyMag is an automated platform specifically optimized for total nucleic acid extraction (Photo courtesy of bioMérieux).

Yellow Fever Virus Detected in Urine of Convalescent Patient

Yellow fever virus (YFV) is a member of the genus Flavivirus and causes yellow fever in humans, characterized by fever, prostration, and hepatic, renal, and myocardial complications that lead to death in 20% to 50% of cases. More...
13 Mar 2018
Image: A digitally colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus. Virus particles (colored blue) are 40 nanometers in diameter with an outer envelope and an inner dense core (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Sensitive ELISA Detects ZIKV Infection before Onset of Symptoms

A latest generation immunoassay for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection should help in guiding clinical management of mothers at risk for potential exposure to ZIKV and enable insights into the epidemiology of ZIKV infections. More...
12 Mar 2018
Image: Representative non-reactive (A), strongly reactive (B) and weakly reactive (C) Dual Path Platform (DPP) assay results for leptospirosis (Photo courtesy of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation).

Dual Path Platform Assay Evaluated for Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an important global cause of acute fever and a leading cause of morbidity among zoonotic diseases and annually, more than one million cases and 50,000 deaths occur worldwide. More...
08 Mar 2018
Image: The Maverick portable quadruplex PCR system (Photo courtesy of Anitoa Systems).

Portable Quadruplex PCR System Unveiled

An early-access program for a portable real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction system has been launched. The platform weighs one kilogram and can run quadruplex qPCR on each of four samples simultaneously. More...
08 Mar 2018

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