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Ovulation Test on a Smartphone

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Saliva testing for ovulation ferning
Who knew? “Salivary ferning refers to the unique appearance of dried saliva from a woman who [MORE]

Ultrasound and Laser Light in Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Photoacoustic ultrasound for ovarian cancer detection
Late stage ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate; so, early detection is the key [MORE]

BRCA1 Assessment on a Smartphone

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

POC BRCA 1 mutation testing
A paper microfluidics method, called “FluoroZen,” coupled with a smartphone application is able to detect BRCA1 [MORE]

Sensing High Metastatic Potential

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tumor cell with high metastatic potential
Researchers at the UCSD medical school have identified a protein that has a high correlation [MORE]

Singapore University’s $1 Test for Multiple Diseases

February 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

enVision
Human papilloma virus has one hundred subtypes, five of which can cause cervical cancer.  Consequently, a point-of-care microfluidic device that [MORE]

Injectable Electronic “Cells”

January 29, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Felice Frankel, MIT Producing cell size robots
This isn’t a “Fantastic Voyage,” but it takes some inspiration from that 1966 movie.  [MORE]

Why Clinical Genetics Lags

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Much of the Genome has not been studied
It’s true in most fields that new research largely reinforces prior discoveries.  That’s [MORE]

Democratizing Diagnostics?

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidic diagnostic tools
According to this piece, “[Microfluidic devices] are bound to democratize diagnostics by facilitating financial and physical access to [MORE]

Transomics at St. Jude’s

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genome
One thing that’s largely true about medical innovation is that the new is more expensive than the old. Clinical DNA [MORE]

Rapid Visual Detection of Pathogen Nucleic Acids

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
NUS test kit enVision
 A*STAR scientists in Singapore have developed a pathogen DNA system that has visible detection—a system called “enVision” [MORE]

Complete Blood Count on a Smartphone

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Essenlix mobile testing device
The Theranos experience might cause pause in enthusiasm for any quick and easy blood analysis platform, but [MORE]

MIT’s Physiome-on-a-Chip

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Physiome-on-a-Chip
The human body has nearly 80 organs (depending on their definitions).  Knowing how a drug interacts with these different [MORE]

Microscopy Using UV Light for Diagnosis

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MUSE microscopy breast tissue
MUSE microscopy stands for Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation, and is an imaging system from the University [MORE]

Cell Sized Injectable Sensing Robots

October 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
MIT nanomachines
MIT engineers are building some extremely small electronic devices, with the idea of putting billions of them in the [MORE]