Disposable Optical Test Substrate for Detecting Harmful Microbes

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Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world. A researcher has developed a disposable optical test substrate for use in microbial detection. The aim is to enable cost-effective detection of harmful microbes and toxins.

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A Structural Clue to Attacking Malaria’s ‘Achilles Heel’

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Researchers have shed light on how the human immune system recognizes the malaria parasite though investigation of antibodies generated from the RTS,S malaria vaccine utilising X-ray crystallography and other sophisticated imaging technologies. This work could boost the development of a more potent vaccine against the global killer.

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Salivary Diagnostics

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Blood is usually the first biofluid thought of when considering diagnostics, but the value of saliva as an alternative is increasingly being explored.

Take our quiz to see how much you know about this growing field.

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Smartphones: Making Diagnostics Mobile

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Since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones have transformed many aspects of society, changing the way people communicate, shop and access entertainment. The impact they could have on global health is also increasingly being realised.

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Eliminating Subjectivity in Pathology

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Pathology will always remain a highly subjective medical specialty, but the more subjectivity we remove from the equation, the more we will achieve greater concordance on the correct diagnosis and, ultimately, better patient outcomes.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Lowers Women’s Tolerance to Alcohol

Sleeve Gastrectomy Lowers Women’s Tolerance to Alcohol

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A new study found that after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, women could be legally intoxicated after drinking half the number of drinks than women who did not have this surgery. Breathalyzer values were also found to underestimate alcohol levels compared to the gold standard, gas chromatography.

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Research Collaboration Aims to Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using AI
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A new project to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) could improve breast screening could potentially lead to more accurate detection of cancers.

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Pre-Diabetes Discovery Marks Step Towards Precision Medicine
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Identification of three molecules that can be used to accurately assess pre-diabetes – a key predictor of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure – has brought precision medicine for humans a step closer.

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Dipstick Technology Enables Rapid Diagnosis Anywhere
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A new Australian study has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted from living organisms in as little as 30 seconds.

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