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Infectious Disease Diagnostics – News and Features

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News

Origins and Transmission Patterns of Seattle Shigella Outbreak

A genomic study of a sustained, multidrug-resistant Shigellosis outbreak in Seattle enabled scientists to retrace its origin and spread.
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Industry Insight

Tackling COVID-19 and Influenza Testing With Semi-Automation

This article discusses how semi-automation drastically improved the accuracy and precision of the lab’s results, and freed up its busy scientists to run other vital tests that had temporarily been forced to take a backseat.
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Article

Redesigning Medicine Using Synthetic Biology

This article will discuss how synthetic biology can be exploited to explore mechanisms of human disease, as well as develop treatments, highlighting key examples.
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News

Swiss Ticks Found To Carry Harmful New Virus

The Alongshan virus, discovered in China five years ago, has been found for the first time in Swiss ticks. It appears to be at least as widespread as the tickborne encephalitis virus and causes similar symptoms.
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News

New Form of Antimicrobial Resistance Discovered

A novel mechanism by which bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics has been identified by researchers.
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Industry Insight

Advances and New Technologies in Syndromic Testing

Technology Networks spoke with Arvind Kothandaraman to find out about the technologies underpinning syndromic testing, recent advances in the field and its possible role in pandemic prevention.
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News

List of Fungal Pathogens That Are Becoming a Threat to Humanity Released by WHO

The first-ever list of the 19 fungi that represent the greatest threat to public health has been released by the World Health Organization.
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Article

Liquid Biopsy: Reading the Signs of Disease From Biofluid

Liquid biopsy is a novel diagnostic tool, which seeks for signs of disease from various biofluids. This article will explore recent developments in the liquid biopsy field and the impact they are making on patients.
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The Three Pillars of Plant-Based Food Testing – Functionality, Composition and Safety

In the rapidly growing plant-based food market, characterizing novel ingredients is fundamental to further growth. This article explores how processors can leverage accurate testing and analysis technologies to create scalable processes and high-quality plant-based foods that meet the needs of consumers.
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CRISPR-Based Test Enables Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants

An easy-to-use diagnostic test for COVID infection has been created that is more sensitive than the commonly used at-home antigen tests, and that also allows for the rapid and specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants in point-of-care settings.
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