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New device detects diseases in poultry

January 10, 2020

With a new portable device, it is possible to detect salmonella, campylobacter, and avian influenza in poultry and…
This colorized transmission electron micrograph depicts H1N1 influenza virus particles. Image credit: NIAID
A fast and inexpensive device to capture and identify viruses

December 30, 2019

A device to quickly capture and identify various strains of virus has been developed, according to researchers at…
Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

December 17, 2019

It’s estimated that there are approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning…
Chemists develop paper-based sensor to detect potent nerve toxins

December 10, 2019

A new, paper-based sensor developed by University of Alberta chemists can detect two potent nerve toxins that have…
Analyzing Genomes to Improve Disease Control in Poultry

August 23, 2019

Marek’s disease—a highly contagious viral disease caused by a herpesvirus—is a constant threat to poultry worldwide. It is…
Heat it and read it: Enabling mobile testing for pathogens

January 11, 2019

Sandia device update enables mobile testing for viruses, bacteria and active toxins You’re sweating and feverish and have…
Bacterial imaging probe is safe for patient use, study finds

November 6, 2018

Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use,…
New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

October 18, 2018

When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading…
Biotia to pilot AI and sequencing-based pathogen and drug resistance detection technology in Bumrungrad International Hospital

October 11, 2018

Bumrungrad International Hospital partners with Biotia, a health tech company based in New York City, to pilot artificial…
Smartphone, M.D.: A new app to ID bacteria in just one hour

September 24, 2018

In a potential game changer for the health care industry, a new cell phone app and lab kit…
Saving the Ohia

September 14, 2018

Devastating fungi are killing Hawaii’s iconic ʻŌhiʻa trees. Are you ready to invent a way to help us…
Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria

August 21, 2018

Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant…
Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

August 2, 2018

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become…
The ultimate ‘smell test’: Device sends rotten food warning to smartphones

July 13, 2018

When it comes to the “smell test,” the nose isn’t always the best judge of food quality. Now…
Researchers invent microscopic toxin detector

June 14, 2018

A suspicion of toxins in the drinking water, in food, or perhaps in the air, is a serious…
Smartphone to help farmers test for poultry infection

June 14, 2018

Chicken farmers in the Philippines will soon test their birds for deadly pathogens with a new hand-held device…
Pathogen Monitoring for Potable Water Reuse – Stage 1

June 12, 2018

As western U.S. water demands grow and water supplies become more scarce, water reuse is becoming an increasingly…
Technology turns smartphones into on-the-spot detectors for foodborne illnesses, other dangerous contaminants

May 15, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyze produce for foodborne pathogens…
Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

May 10, 2018

Cancer drops sparse chemical hints of its presence early on, but unfortunately, many of them are in a class…
Scientist creates system to quickly detect food pathogens

April 24, 2018

Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness.…
Researchers create microscopic toxin alarm

April 5, 2018

The suspected presence of toxins in drinking water, liver paté—or indeed the air—is a serious concern. The ability…
Scientists Develop Sugar-Coated Nanosheets to Selectively Target Pathogens

March 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer…
Tackling infectious disease — one protein at a time

June 9, 2017

Garry Buchko and his colleagues are at the front line battling some of the most fearsome enemies that…
‘Lab-on-a-glove’ Could Bring Nerve-agent Detection to a Wearer’s Fingertips

March 25, 2017

There’s a reason why farmers wear protective gear when applying organophosphate pesticides. The substances are very effective at…
Detecting salmonella in pork meat twice as fast

March 22, 2017

A new method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, halves the time it takes…
A new toolkit for rapid bacterial detection

March 20, 2017

Finding the right treatment plan for patients who have antibiotic-resistant infections is a costly and time-consuming effort. For…
New carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification

October 11, 2016

A new tool that uses a forest-like array of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes that can be finely tuned to…
TANAKA develops ZIKA virus detection kit

June 7, 2016

Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. announced today that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals manufacturing…
Metagenomics pathogen detection tool could change how infectious diseases are diagnosed

May 30, 2016

Scientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer…
Amping Antimicrobial Discovery with Automation

March 20, 2016

The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin—and these…
Fast detection of pathogens in food

February 4, 2016

Rapid in-field detection of pathogens in food is now possible thanks to a newly developed portable Lab-on-a-Chip-system called…
Portable device can quickly test for sickness-causing toxins in shellfish

October 2, 2015

Mussels, oysters, scallops and clams might be ingredients for fine cuisine, but they can also be a recipe…
Food Toxin Detector Incorporates Camera

October 1, 2015

A new system that incorporates a digital camera to detect pathogens that cause foodborne illness has been developed…
Portable DNA Test Can Detect Ebola and Other Acute Infections

September 29, 2015

A group of scientists, led by colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), completed a proof-of-concept…
New Technique Accurately Detects All Known Human Viruses in a Single Blood Sample

September 24, 2015

A team of researchers from Columbia University in New York had just published a paper describing their brand-new…
Scientists to Develop Better Way to Screen Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Effects

June 26, 2015

The vast majority of the thousands of chemicals in our homes and workplaces have not been tested to…
New sensing technology could improve our ability to detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons and more

June 4, 2015

From airport security detecting explosives to art historians authenticating paintings, society’s thirst for powerful sensors is growing. Given…
Lawrence Livermore technology could help detect diseases in commercial swine industry

May 20, 2015

Agricultural officials who seek to detect diseases affecting the commercial swine industry may gain a new ally —…
Researchers get $5.8 million NIH grant to fight drug-resistant microbes

April 10, 2015

UC Berkeley researchers will receive $5.8 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…
NIH study finds no evidence of accelerated Ebola virus evolution in West Africa

March 27, 2015

The Ebola virus circulating in humans in West Africa is undergoing relatively few mutations, none of which suggest…
To survive, a parasite mixes and matches its disguises, study suggests

March 27, 2015

Orchestrated costume changes make it possible for certain nasty microbes to outsmart the immune system, which would otherwise…
Sandia Labs anthrax detector takes home national technology transfer award

February 13, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a…
Technology quickly traces source of tainted food

January 8, 2015

Foodborne illnesses kill roughly 3,000 Americans each year and about 1 in 6 are sickened, according to the…
Bioinformed design: pre-selecting germs in our environment

December 12, 2014

“Everything is covered in invisible ecosystems made of tiny lifeforms: bacteria, viruses and fungi. Our desks, our computers,…
Simple device now in development could speed diagnosis and improve disease tracking

December 3, 2014

Once a patient infected with the Ebola hemorrhagic virus starts showing symptoms, it can take several hours under…
Software speeds detection of diseases and cancer-treatment targets

December 2, 2014

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of powerful, award-winning bioinformatics software that is now capable…
Testing for pathogens: focusing on medical applications rather than food safety in response to customer needs

November 3, 2014

When Sunny Shah and his research colleagues at the University of Notre Dame developed a new diagnostic tool…
Promising Tools Assess Presence of Chytrid Fungus in Amphibian Habitats

September 30, 2014

Amphibians, including threatened and endangered species like the Oregon Spotted Frog, may benefit from a recent study that…
LLNL technology detects bacterial pathogens in soldiers’ combat wounds

June 18, 2014

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds…
Surrogate organ system developed for toxicity testing

March 27, 2014

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on…
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