Building a Unique Lateral Flow Assay

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We will also touch on the complexities that come into play during assay design focusing on when user requirements are combined with design requirements and the physical limitations of reagents, membranes, and other components.

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New Tools for Combating Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic resistance is a serious health problem, causing illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to morph into dangerous infections, leading to serious disability or even death. To help fight this growing threat, diagnostics companies are developing new tools and techniques that are playing a crucial role in quickly identifying infectious organisms and preventing the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

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10 Tips to Optimize Clinical Flow Cytometry

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Here are 10 tips to help you optimize your clinical flow cytometry experiments and ensure consistent results.

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The Future for PCR Diagnostics

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The Nobel Prize winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique revolutionized molecular biology on its invention in 1986 and it has done the same for medical diagnostics over the last 15 years. Being able to copy and multiply specific target DNA molecules has opened the door to diagnosing diseases across multiple areas quickly, accurately, and as time progresses at lower cost.

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Detecting Heart Disease with an AI App
Detecting Heart Disease with an AI App
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The process of assessing and monitoring heart disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is often expensive and time-consuming. A new app that incorporates pulse data to diagnose arterial changes could simplify the whole process.

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A New, Streamlined Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Bowel Cancer
A New, Streamlined Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Bowel Cancer
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Researchers at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have discovered a faster, more cost-effective way to determine which DNA mutations cause human bowel cancer.

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New Rapid-fire Method Using Pathology Images & Tumor Data May Help Guide Cancer Therapies
New Rapid-fire Method Using Pathology Images & Tumor Data May Help Guide Cancer Therapies
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By combining data on pathology images of 13 types of cancer and correlating that with clinical and genomic data, researchers are able to identify tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, which will enable cancer specialists to generate tumor-immune information from routinely gathered pathology slides.

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Bloodless Revolution in Diabetes Monitoring
Bloodless Revolution in Diabetes Monitoring
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Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test.

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Path Unlocked to use Cell's Nanoparticles as Biomarkers
Path Unlocked to use Cell's Nanoparticles as Biomarkers
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Developing a method to identify individual cell messengers, called extracellular vesicles, means they can now be used to detect cancer and other disease and be engineered for regenerative medicine.

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Anti-Dehydration Mechanism Discovered
Anti-Dehydration Mechanism Discovered
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Why does drinking alcohol or consuming sugar make us thirsty? An international study of mice in Texas and humans in Europe reveals an unexpected anti-dehydration mechanism.

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Blood Tests for Brain Diseases
Blood Tests for Brain Diseases
Article

Definitive diagnosis for many neurodegenerative diseases – such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) – frequently comes far too late. The “true gold standard” for diagnosis of both Alzheimer’s and CTE is through direct postmortem examination of brain tissue. Now, both researchers and athletes are working to change that.

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Detecting Cancer Earlier: The Importance of Collaboration, Funding and Technology
Detecting Cancer Earlier: The Importance of Collaboration, Funding and Technology
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We recently spoke to Dr David Crosby, Head of Early Detection Research, Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK, to learn more about the importance of early cancer detection.

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Are Carbon Nanotubes a New Asbestos?
Are Carbon Nanotubes a New Asbestos?
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Used in myriad applications and showered with praise by researchers, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are hailed as a "wonder material" for materials science. This lofty position may be jeopardized by a new study that shows CNTs can induce the fatal cancer mesothelioma in the same way as asbestos.

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The Wearable Brain Scanner: New MEG helmet
The Wearable Brain Scanner: New MEG helmet
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Scientists and engineers have developed a wearable MEG brain scanner.

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Cancer Stem Cells Redefine How We Think About Cancer
Cancer Stem Cells Redefine How We Think About Cancer
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Cancer stem cells (CSC) can be difficult to define, even for biologists. In order to understand CSCs, cancer itself must be thought of as highly organized – comprised of cancer cells that have a cellular hierarchy.

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The Challenge of Diagnosing Rare Diseases
The Challenge of Diagnosing Rare Diseases
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We spoke to Dr Jayne Spink, Chair of Rare Disease UK and Chief Executive of Genetic Alliance UK, to learn more about the challenges of diagnosing rare diseases, and how this may improve in the future.

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