A new rapid blood test could 'cut antibiotic use'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests.

Radical Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

New thinking about vaccine design has helped researchers forge ahead in developing a potential vaccine for this common infection.

Smartphone HIV and syphilis diagnosis in 15 minutes:

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that detects infectious disease markers.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide, more than currently die from cancer, by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

Parasite-schizophrenia connection:

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii.