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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.…
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…
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…
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