Rapid, low-cost detection of Zika virus using paper-based synthetic gene networks

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The sample is applied to the sensors, triggering a response that provides visually evident results in as little as an hour.

First blood test for Parkinsons detects the disease much sooner

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

The blood test is based on a discovery that over-active mitochondria are responsible for the buildup of toxic products responsible for the cell damage in Parkinsons.

To diagnose autism, watch the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

With the positive results, researchers believe that the use of remote eye gaze tracking could be a straightforward, cost effective and accurate method for diagnosing the condition.

Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers were able to detect mild to moderate traumatic brain lesions with an accuracy of 97 percent.

A new biosensor can diagnose cancer and other diseases on the spot

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

MicroRNAs can act as signposts to diseases; as they're well-preserved in urine and blood, they're an ideal way of testing for trouble.