Tag: Pathology

Point-of-Care BRCA1 Mutation Testing in 20 Minutes

BReast CAncer gene one (BRCA1) is one of the best-known genes linked to breast cancer risk. Unfortunately, the technology to spot the gene requires a lab and expertise at interpretation. Researchers at Louisiana State University have now developed a smartphone-based system called FLuoroZen that can test for the cancer-related BRCA1 mutation at the (Read more...)

Molecular Electronic Devices to Detect E. Coli

Detecting the presence of E. coli and other pathogenic bacteria is time consuming and expensive, requiring biological cell cultures or DNA amplification. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, University of Washington, and TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Turkey have used a single-molecule break junction, a mole (Read more...)

Microchip for Growing and Studying 3D Brain Mimics

Over the past few years, neuroscientists have been able to grow ever larger and more complex spheroid cultures and organoids that replicate the structure and functionality of brain tissue. While these models are significantly better at mimicking parts of the brain compared to 2D cultures, they are much more challenging to study because it’s h (Read more...)

Interview with Deep Lens CoFounders and Pathologist User

Deep Lens Inc. is a digital pathology start-up from Ohio that exited stealth mode last week and announced $3.2 million in funding from Sierra Ventures, Rev1 Ventures, and Tamarind-Hill Fund. They’re focused on making pathology accessible by creating a platform and database of digital pathology slides that’s user friendly, informative, a (Read more...)

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...)