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Bioluminescence is able to detect deep cancers

Bioluminescence is able to detect deep cancers
A team of Tokyo Tech and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) researchers developed a luciferin analog that can produce bioluminescence with near-infrared wavelength and is applicable in animal experiments. This allows markedly higher target-detection sensitivity, even at very low concentrations. The UEC researchers had previously synthesised a novel luciferin analog, AkaLumine, by altering the chemical structure of D-luciferin.
21st June 2016

Electronic nose can be used in health diagnosis

Researchers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnosis. While devices that can conduct breath analysis using compound semiconductors exist, they are bulky and too costly for commercial use, said Dr. Kenneth O, one of the principal investigators of the effort and director of TxACE. The researchers determined that using CMOS integrated circuits technology will make the electronic nose more affordable.
16th June 2016

Magnetic cancer detecting system will soon reach the market

  An improved system for detecting cancers that uses magnetic rather than radioactive tracers has taken a major step towards commercialisation. Researchers at the University of South Australia's Future Industries Institute have joined forces with New Zealand-based nanoparticle specialist Boutiq Science and major IP investor, Powerhouse Ventures.
13th June 2016


Biomarkers give cancer patients better survival estimates

Biomarkers give cancer patients better survival estimates
A method developed by UCLA scientists uses data about patients' genetic sequences to produce more reliable projections for survival time and how they might respond to possible treatments. The technique is an innovative way of using biomedical big data—which gleans patterns and trends from massive amounts of patient information—to achieve precision medicine—giving doctors the ability to better tailor their care for each individual patient.
9th June 2016

Kit detects the ZIKA virus in blood in 10 to 15 minutes

Kit detects the ZIKA virus in blood in 10 to 15 minutes
Tanaka has developed the world's first kit able to directly detect the ZIKA virus (ZIKV) in blood. The kit is capable of rapid ZIKV detection in just 10 to 15 minutes. Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo plans to supply samples for clinical evaluation with a view to collaboration with domestic and overseas medical manufacturers.
7th June 2016

AFM could help diagnose chronic heart disease

AFM could help diagnose chronic heart disease
Researchers from the University of Lisbon and the North Lisbon Hospital Center (Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte) conducted a pilot study that demonstrated how atomic force microscopy (AFM) could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for chronic heart disease. Their work appears in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology. The World Health Organization estimates that 17.5 million people die annually due to cardiovascular diseases.
3rd June 2016

Biosensor could detect molecules linked to cancer

Biosensor could detect molecules linked to cancer
A biosensor developed by researchers at the LNNano in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, detects molecules associated with neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer. The device is basically a single-layer, organic, nanometer-scale transistor on a glass slide. It contains the reduced form of the peptide glutathione (GSH), which reacts in a specific way when it comes into contact with the enzyme glutathione S-transferase (GST), linked to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and breast cancer, among other diseases.
20th May 2016

Home urine test scans for diseases

Home urine test scans for diseases
There’s a good reason your doctor asks for a urine sample at your annual checkup. A simple, colour-changing paper test, dipped into the specimen, can measure levels of glucose, blood, protein and other chemicals, which in turn can indicate evidence of kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections and even signs of bladder cancer.
17th May 2016

Ultrasound diagnostic device improves care in remote rural areas

Ultrasound diagnostic device improves care in remote rural areas
MU and STMicroelectronics have announced that MU’s US-304 portable ultrasound imager, powered by ST’s STHV800pulser, is aiming to increase the quality of point-of-care medical diagnostics in remote rural areas of Africa. MU’s device has been developed for the 'Doctor Car' mobile-clinic project to provide medical care in remote rural areas of Africa.
15th April 2016

AI helps detect cancer cells

AI helps detect cancer cells
Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods. In one common approach to testing for cancer, doctors add biochemicals to blood samples. Those biochemicals attach biological "labels" to the cancer cells, and those labels enable instruments to detect and identify them.
14th April 2016


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