A rapid diagnostic test capable of detecting and identifying viruses such as dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis (JEV) has been developed that has significantly reduced the time and discomfort involved with diagnosing an infection.
The genomics revolution is helping food scientists to better predict microbial presence and possible toxin production as well as respond more rapidly should a food calamity occur, according to Professor Stanley Brul, University of Amsterdam.
Researchers at Childrenâ€™s Hospital Boston have reported a new and efficient strategy, using eggs alone, for creating mouse embryonic stem cells that can be transplanted without the risk of rejection because the cells are compatible with the recipientâ€™s immune system.
Accurate tuberculosis testing in children is crucial as the disease can rapidly spread from the lungs to other organs, leading to life-threatening conditions which particularly affect children. A simple blood test to analyse and identify proteins circulating in the blood of infected children could provide the answer.
Cytos Biotechnology has announced that it has entered into an exclusive global commercial licence agreement with Novartis to develop, manufacture and commercialise CYT002-NicQb, a therapeutic vaccine in phase II clinical development for the treatment of nicotine addiction.
Apollo Life Sciences has announced it has successfully delivered a vaccine without needles, by applying it topically to the skin of mice using the companyâ€™s transdermal delivery technology. The technology could spell the end of injections for tetanus, flu and many other vaccine, according to Apolloâ€™s CEO, John Priest.
The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has announced its latest community sequencing programs.
Beckman Coulter has introduced Coulter LH 780 haematology systems - top-of-the-line analysers that incorporate advancements to the company's VCS (volume, conductivity and scatter) technology for high sensitivity, specificity and efficiency in WBC differential analysis. The systems deliver functionality that increases laboratory capability and helps reduce healthcare costs.
Footrot in sheep may become a disease of the past thanks to research developed collaboratively between scientists at Monash University and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Maryland, USA.
A simple test to diagnose Parkinson's disease (PD) before symptoms appear by measuring the levels of a protein in blood is being developed by researchers from the Howard Florey Institute, The University of Melbourne and The Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria.
LabTech Systems and bioMÃ©rieux have announced that they have signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement for LabTech Systemsâ€™ automated pre-poured media (PPM) streaker known as MicroStreak.