Point of Care Diagnostics - A Cautious Revolution


Advances in molecular biology, coupled with the miniaturization and improved sensitivity of assays and devices in general, have enabled a new wave of point-of-care (POC) or “bedside” diagnostics.

Read more

Lab-on-a-Chip to Help Detect Cancer


In this podcast, we speak to Gustavo Stolovitsky to learn about his career and the work he is doing at IBM Research.

Listen Now

The Rise of Salivary Diagnostics

Life In Science

An interview with Dr. David Wong, Felix & Mildred Yip Professor and Director of the Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research at University of California Los Angeles.

Read more

Seven days in science - 13 Jan 2017


Test your knowledge of the latest happenings in the scientific world over the past seven days.

Read more

Challenges of Developing Paper Based Diagnostic Devices


John Brennan, Professor and Director, Biointerfaces Institute, McMaster University tells us about some of the challenges of developing paper based diagnostic devices.

Watch Now
Paperfuge - A 20-cent Blood Centrifuge

Paperfuge - A 20-cent Blood Centrifuge

Stanford bioengineers have developed a low-cost centrifuge which can be used in remote regions in the diagnosis of diseases such as malaria.

Read more
New Hope for Personalized Lung Cancer Treatment

Researchers have identified distinct tumor types within small cell lung cancer and a targeted drug combination that worked well against one of these specific tumor types.

Read more

Vitamin Deficiencies Detected in Tears

Researchers from Michigan Technological University have demonstrated the potential of tears to asses the level of vitamins in the body.

Read more

Urine Test Detects Healthiness of Diet

The test takes 5 minutes to complete, and can provide information about the amount of fat, sugar, fibre and protein a person has eaten.

Read more