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Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

As well as presenting with high blood glucose, diabetic patients have chronic low-grade inflammation, which can be measured by a range of inflammatory markers such as so-called high-sensitive CRP, TNFa and IL-6 as well as a full blood cell count. [More]
biosurfit announces CE Marking for new HbA1c test

biosurfit announces CE Marking for new HbA1c test

Today, biosurfit SA, the in vitro point-of-care (PoC) diagnostics company, announces CE Marking (Conformité Européenne) for its HbA1c (Haemoglobin A1c) test, the third in a series of tests available on its spinit point-of-care instrument. [More]
Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) does not seem to cause much worry among the general population and can be thought of as a future problem. [More]
New, rapid diagnostic test for malaria wins $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

New, rapid diagnostic test for malaria wins $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University headed by Stevenson Professor of Chemistry David Wright has designed a new kind of rapid diagnostic test for malaria that has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant which is designed to support innovative global health and development research projects. [More]
Elucidating IDP behaviour on crowded membranes

Elucidating IDP behaviour on crowded membranes

IDPs are proteins that contain stretches of amino-acid sequence that are flexible and do not comprise stable structure in isolation. This is in contrast with a more traditional view of proteins as largely occupying a stable native structure that correlates with functions such as enzyme activity or binding. [More]
Dolomite Bio’s Single Cell RNA-Seq System helps researchers study autoimmune diseases

Dolomite Bio’s Single Cell RNA-Seq System helps researchers study autoimmune diseases

Dolomite Bio’s Single Cell RNA-Seq System is helping researchers at the University of Helsinki to investigate autoimmune diseases. [More]
Scientists find new way to significantly reduce detection time for sepsis

Scientists find new way to significantly reduce detection time for sepsis

What do Casey Kasem, Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali have in common? They all died of sepsis: a rapid, potentially deadly reaction that affects about 1 million Americans each year. [More]
EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it is increasing its focus on bringing its high-volume manufacturing process solutions and services to the biotechnology and medical device market. [More]
Nanopores can be effective way to measure DNA interactions with emerging anti-cancer drugs

Nanopores can be effective way to measure DNA interactions with emerging anti-cancer drugs

Cancer thrives when mutated cells undergo frequent division. Most anti-cancer drugs work by inserting themselves in between the DNA base pairs that encode our genetic information. [More]
European scientists invent new microscope for rapid detection of deadly infections

European scientists invent new microscope for rapid detection of deadly infections

A group of European scientists have invented a microscope that will allow the fastest ever detection of life-threatening infections caused by bacteria, such as E. coli or Staphylococcus, and conditions such as Meningitis, saving millions of lives every year. [More]
Researchers develop new microneedle system to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodstream

Researchers develop new microneedle system to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodstream

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. [More]
Thread-based device could be sutured through tissues to gather real time diagnostic data

Thread-based device could be sutured through tissues to gather real time diagnostic data

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics - that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time, according to a paper published online July 18 in Microsystems & Nanoengineering. [More]
Chromatrap describes methodologies to increase ChIP efficiency

Chromatrap describes methodologies to increase ChIP efficiency

Chromatrap, a business unit of Porvair Sciences, has published a new technical article that discusses and describes methodologies to increase Chromatin Immunoprecipitation efficiency by making sure chromatin in your samples is sheared to the correct size range. [More]
Novel method uses lasers to carve paths inside biocompatible gels

Novel method uses lasers to carve paths inside biocompatible gels

Future medicine is bound to include extensive tissue-engineering technologies such as organs-on-chips and organoids - miniature organs grown from stem cells. But all this is predicated on a simple yet challenging task: controlling cellular behavior in three dimensions. [More]
New electronic sensor can distinguish between dead and living bacteria cells

New electronic sensor can distinguish between dead and living bacteria cells

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells. [More]
New microfluidic device helps extract rare target cells from background cells

New microfluidic device helps extract rare target cells from background cells

A team of researchers from University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH have developed a novel microfluidic device, which combines the inertial effect of fluid and microscale vortices generated in microchambers, to achieve simultaneous double sorting of rare target cells and removal of background cells. [More]
Novel UBC-developed device could soon pave way for improved cancer diagnosis

Novel UBC-developed device could soon pave way for improved cancer diagnosis

A new UBC-developed method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumour could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment. [More]
Integrating fiber optic biosensor into microfluidic chip may help in early diagnosis of diabetes

Integrating fiber optic biosensor into microfluidic chip may help in early diagnosis of diabetes

Insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia are two well-known culprits behind diabetes, both of which are reflected in blood glucose concentrations. Now, researchers are working to create ultrasensitive lab-on-a-chip devices to quickly measure glucose concentrations with the goal of developing device for early diagnosis and prevent of diabetes [More]
Soy peptides, isoflavones can be more effective antimicrobial agent

Soy peptides, isoflavones can be more effective antimicrobial agent

Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers. [More]
BioTek Instruments, MilliporeSigma collaborate on integrated solution for long-term live cell experiments

BioTek Instruments, MilliporeSigma collaborate on integrated solution for long-term live cell experiments

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce its collaboration with MilliporeSigma on an integrated solution for long-term live cell experiments and dynamic time-lapse analyses, including automated cell perfusion and imaging. [More]
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