Tag: Pathology

New Efficient Method for Sequencing Epigenetic Modifications

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine have developed a new method for sequencing chemical groups attached to the surface of DNA. These chemical groups are modifications of the DNA bases that convey important information relating to the patterns of gene expression. These modifications have been studied for the past (Read more...)

Science Fiction Inspired Handheld Diagnostic Device

A team of researchers at Glasgow University, UK have developed a portable rapid diagnostic device that could be used to detect a number of conditions, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Inspired by the famous Star Trek medical tricorder, the research team behind the innovation set out to create a “multicorder” device. The (Read more...)

Immunexpress Saving Lives with Improved Sepsis Diagnosis: Interview with Rolland Carlson PhD, CEO

Sepsis is the overwhelming response of the body’s immune system to infection, leading to life-threatening tissue and organ damage. The condition is poorly understood, hard to diagnose, and currently kills 30-50% of those with a confirmed diagnosis in the developed world and 60-80% of those diagnosed in developing countries. Sepsis is estimate (Read more...)

Paper Test Spots Fake Antibiotics

Antibiotics are some of the most commonly faked medications out there, plus many end up being diluted before reaching patients. Though this is unusual in richer countries, it is a serious problem in less well off places. To help address this issue, researchers at Colorado State University have created a paper-based test that can quickly […]

New Device for Studying Bacterial Biofilm Formation

Biofilms are large groups of bacterial cells that stick together and protect each other like a Roman legion. Drugs and other therapies can poke at the exterior of a biofilm, but killing the mass can be extremely challenging. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan decided to look more closely at the […]

Custom 3D-Printed Microfluidics for Cell-Based Health Research

Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi (yes, there is such a thing) have developed a method to 3D print functional and inexpensive microfluidic probes for cancer research. The technique could make microfluidics more accessible, allowing researchers to easily design and produce their own devices, and conduct cell-based healthcare research, such as studying ca (Read more...)