Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative testing and genetic analysis solutions, announced that Laboratoire Cerba has launched its validated noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) to health care providers and their patients in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and portions… Read more »
A bandage-like patch of polymer microneedles developed by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland may be a painless and safe way for doctors to test for drugs and some infections in the future, thanks to work supported by the… Read more »
A team of Danish investigators has shown how to identify pathogens faster, directly from clinical samples. The research, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology appears in the journal’s January 2014 issue.
The investigators used a… Read more »
MIT chemical engineers have developed a novel way to generate nanoparticles that can recognize specific molecules, opening up a new approach to building durable sensors for many different compounds, among other applications.
To create these synthetic antibodies, the researchers used… Read more »
Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip, which can sort good germs from bad.
Your intestines are home to about 100 trillion bacteria. That’s more than the number of cells that comprise the entire human body. Armies of… Read more »
In developing nations, rural areas, and even one’s own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many qualitative tests that provide a simple “yes” or “no” answer (like… Read more »
Scientists have created a device that is able to detect a person’s risk of infection from a drop of blood within minutes, as opposed to current methods, which can take up to 2 hours. This is according to a study… Read more »
The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series features an advance in smartphone-based imaging that could help physicians in resource-limited locations monitor their patients’ health. The development converts smartphones into powerful mini-microscopes that,… Read more »
Brain cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death in the US population. Current methods can diagnose the cancer within 2 to 3 days, but researchers say they have created a new technique in which the disease… Read more »
Finger pricks may soon be a thing of the past for diabetics. Researchers at Western New England University have created a breathalyzer that may help control blood sugar by measuring the amount of acetone in the breath. “Breathalyzers are a… Read more »