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Infectious Disease Diagnostics – News and Features

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Leptospira Bacteria Genotyped for the First Time

Leptospirosis is a globally distributed infectious disease that affects both animals and humans. The serological diagnostic test performs better when local variants are used.
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Melting DNA Can Detect Pathogens Faster and More Accurately Than Blood Tests

A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis.
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New Paper-Based Test Rapidly Detects Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A paper-based platform developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) could help quickly detect the presence of antibiotic-resistant, disease-causing bacteria.
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One Step Closer to a System That Can Detect Any Virus

A new study has validated the use of a new system that can detect any virus that could potentially infect humans, bringing it one step closer to use in viral surveillance and diagnosis.
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200 New Kinds of CRISPR Systems Discovered

By analyzing bacterial data, researchers have discovered thousands of rare new CRISPR systems that have a range of functions and could enable gene editing, diagnostics and more.
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"Mini Bladders" Reveal New Insights Into Urinary Tract Infections

A human tissue model of a bladder has been used by researchers to show that bacterial strains can hide in the bladder wall, causing persistent urinary tract infections.
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Lab-on-a-Chip Accurately Identifies Viruses Within Three Minutes

A virus diagnosis device that gives lab-quality results within just three minutes has been invented by engineers at the University of Bath, who describe it as the ‘world’s fastest Covid test’.
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The Future of Digital Health With Professor Michael Snyder

Professor Michael Snyder performed the first longitudinal detailed integrative personal omics profile and used this to assess disease risk and monitor disease states. Technology Networks invited Snyder to an Ask Me Anything session to answer your questions about the future of digital health.

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New Rapid Electronic Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases Developed

A new molecular test for bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 has been developed by scientists at the University of Surrey, as they warn that the world needs to be prepared for the next pandemic.
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Pathogen Detection Simplified With DNA Nanoballs

A research team has used DNA nanoballs to simplify nucleic acid testing and detect pathogens quickly and cheaply.
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