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  • Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak
    Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Diagnostic Test for Enterovirus D68
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year. The outbreak caused infections at an ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop World's Most Sensitive Test to Detect Superbugs
    Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs -- C. difficile and MRSA among them -- could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens. Researchers at McMaster ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Great Basin Wins NIH Grant to Develop Direct from Whole Blood Test for CRE
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a research grant to Great Basin Scientific and Brigham Young University (BYU), to develop a rapid molecular diagnostic test direct from whole blood for ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HHS Pursues Fast, Easy Test to Detect Ebola Virus Disease Infections
    To assist doctors in diagnosing Ebola virus disease quickly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will pursue development of an Ebola virus diagnostic test for use in a doctor’s ...More
    June 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Microscope Technique Could Speed Identification of Deadly Bacteria
    A new way of rapidly identifying bacteria, which requires a slight modification to a simple microscope, may change the way doctors approach treatment for patients who develop potentially deadly infections and may also help the food industry screen against contamination with ...More
    June 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Chip Makes Testing for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Faster, Easier
    Tests for antibiotic resistance can take up to three days to come back from the lab, hindering doctors' ability to treat bacterial infections quickly. Now, researcher Justin Besant and his team at the University of Toronto have designed a small and simple chip to test for ...More
    May 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster
    The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a University College London (UCL)-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Device Provides Chikungunya Test Results in an Hour
    Scientists at a U.S. Army research center have modified an assay that tests whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbors the virus responsible for the disease known as chikungunya, long a problem in the Old World tropics but recently established in the Americas. Their ...More
    May 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • Notre Dame Researchers Detect Low-Quality Antimalarial Drugs With a Lab-on-Paper
    Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than 4 billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Abigail ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News