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In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Researchers examine effects of introducing rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in Africa

Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group conducted a review of the effects of introducing rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for diagnosing malaria in primary healthcare settings in Africa where laboratory services are unavailable. The review included seven randomized controlled trials,… Read more →

New device uses space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations aboard the International Space… Read more →


Saliva powers a MFC

Researchers in Saudi Arabia and the US say they have made a micron-sized microbial fuel cell containing multilayer graphene that works using saliva or other waste liquids. The device, which is capable of producing nearly 1 µW in power, could… Read more →

The Key to Easy Asthma Diagnosis is in the Blood


Using just a single drop of blood, a team of UW-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.

This handheld technology—which takes advantage of a previously unknown correlation between… Read more →

New Test Accurately Measures Glucose in Urine

Finger pricking and blood draws continue to be a daily ritual for millions of diabetics that require regular glucose testing. Yet, glucose is found in other bodily fluids and can be measured with appropriate tools. This has been difficult and… Read more →

Three-gene test may aid earlier lung cancer detection

Methylation of three genes may help with the early diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), research suggests.

Malcolm Brock (The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) and co-workers found that DNA methylation of one or… Read more →

Scientists to develop handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from patient’s bedside

Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside.

In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the tricorder was used to remotely scan patients for a diagnosis. The… Read more →

Getting point-of-care devices into the doctor’s office

So, you’ve got a great idea for an optical point-of-care (POC) device. You’ve assembled smart engineers to produce it. But will it fly in a primary care practice?

To answer that question, remember that primary care practices are like small… Read more →

New Frontiers in Digital Technologies for Influenza: Big Data and Mobile-Phone Connected Diagnostic Tests

Pandemic influenza is rated as one of the top threats to global health on the UK Government National Risk Register. Early detection and vigilant monitoring of serious flu epidemics is crucial to controlling outbreaks and supporting effective follow-up care and… Read more »

Blood sample could diagnose many types of solid cancers

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient’s body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels… Read more →

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