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A Biomarker for Suicide

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Depression
Psychiatry scientists at Yale University have found that in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but not from major depressive [MORE]

Simple Blood Test for Metabolites

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

PKU test
Quoting directly: “researchers at Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de [MORE]

Smartphone Urinalysis at Home

October 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urinalysis at home
Dipsticks are commonly used in laboratory urinalysis—where a stack of chemical patches on the stick changes color to [MORE]

Cell Free RNA Blood Test for Premature Birth

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Infant blood test
Building on research in Denmark, Stanford University biologists identified cell free RNA in mothers’ blood that can indicate [MORE]

Capturing Tumor Cells on a Magnetic Wire

September 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Magnetized wire captures tumor cells
Stanford University bioengineers have designed a method for capturing circulating tumor cells in the blood stream. Their approach [MORE]

Cell Free RNA Blood Test for Premature Birth

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Premature infant with ventilator
Cell free RNAs circulating in a pregnant woman’s blood can indicate time of the baby’s birth or [MORE]

“MELISA,” Cell-Phone Based Immuosorbent Assay

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MELISA test
The Mobile Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (MELISA) is a means that “accurately measures progesterone levels, a key hormone that [MORE]

Wyss’ Organ-on-a-Chip for Modeling Influenza

January 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organ-on-a-Chip
It has been 99 years since the great influenza pandemic that killed many more people than had died in World [MORE]

Tracking “Smart Pills”

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Illustration of ATOMS
Remember the “submarine” that travels through the blood stream in the 1966 movie, Fantastic Voyage? That fantasy actually [MORE]

SPED: Self-Powered Electrochemical Device, POC Diagnostic

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

SPED POC Diagnostic Device
A paper-based diagnostic device that detects biomarkers and identifies infectious diseases by electrochemical analysis with reporting by [MORE]

Digestible Electronics

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Marmite and Vegemite
More than three-fourths of people developing irritable bowel disease have their conditions go undiagnosed until it becomes most [MORE]

Urine Test for Ovarian Tumors

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Nanoparticles Detect Ovarian Cancer in Urine
By the best methods currently, the smallest detectable ovarian tumor has already reached 1 [MORE]

Simple Device to Determine Heart Attack

July 21, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Troponin Activation
Troponin is a complex of regulatory proteins that figures in muscle contraction, such as that of a beating heart. [MORE]

Fingerprinting Drug Use

July 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fingerprint
This is an interesting piece in itself—mass spec analysis of a fingerprint to detect cocaine intake. But it also suggests [MORE]