Biomedical technology

Antibiotic levels can be measured in breath for first time

A team of engineers and biotechnologists at the University of Freiburg has for the first time shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples. The breath measurements ...

Neuroscience

Breath test to determine correct treatment for epilepsy

Epilepsy affects some 50 million people worldwide and pharmaceutical treatment of the disease is a tightrope walk, as the dose must be tailored precisely to the individual patient: "Slightly too little and it isn't effective. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One minute electro-optical coronavirus test developed

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Prof. Gabby Sarusi has developed a one-minute electro-optical test of nose, throat or breath samples that will identify both asymptomatic and affected carriers of the COVID-19 virus in ...

Medications

A breath test for opioids

A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis. A breath test could be useful in caring for chronic pain patients as well as for checking ...

Neuroscience

Why do some people stop breathing after seizures?

Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to ...

Health

Dairy intolerance real, "not in people's heads"

For the first time, scientists have shown that dairy intolerance is a physiological condition distinct from lactose intolerance, and not "all in people's heads".

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