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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Synthetic biologists create paper-based diagnostic for ebola

Could complex genetic experiments one day be as simple to carry out as an over-the-counter pregnancy test? That’s the idea behind new research from James Collins, a synthetic biologist at Boston University, who says he’s been able to print the… Read more →

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in… Read more →

New test could help physicians predict people who are at early stages of sepsis

A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately.

Sepsis, a syndrome caused by infection, leads to organ failure… Read more →

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Thyroid cancer genome analysis finds markers of aggressive tumors

A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients.

The finding suggests the potential to reclassify the… Read more →

UL research unlocks major scientific challenge that has potential for rapid diagnostics tools

Research from the University of Limerick has unlocked a major scientific challenge which has exciting potential for point of care medical tests. The research entitled ‘Nanoelectrical analysis of single molecules and atomic-scale materials at the solid/liquid interface’ is reported online… Read more →

Promising blood biomarkers identified for colorectal cancer: Is a screening blood test within reach?

The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer (CRC) has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood test. Scientists have been piecing together the molecular… Read more →

Skin patch may replace syringe for disease diagnosis

Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists are developing skin patches that could one day replace the syringe. In the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, one team reports they have… Read more →

Scientists develop single molecule electrical sensing mechanism to detect disease, including Ebola

Sensors that are able to gauge the electrical properties of single molecules may turn out to be excellent diagnostic devices able to spot microbes and biomarkers of disease. Turns out that there’s been a barrier to making such devices because simply… Read more →

A new test for Ovarian cancer detection found

A new test can help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery, claim scientists.

It is designed to help diagnose different types and stages of ovarian cancer.

The developers, in Belgium… Read more →

Clinical study of Proxima miniature in-line blood gas analyser meets primary end point

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, is pleased to announce the completion of a successful clinical study of its new Proxima miniature in-line blood gas analyser at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. The observational method… Read more →

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