Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test to be deployed in hospitals

A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90 minutes, is being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, ahead of being launched ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid diagnostic tests accurately diagnose Chagas disease

Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is the neglected tropical disease with the highest burden in Latin America. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that two commercially-available ...

Medications

Lack of access to antibiotics is a major global health challenge

Antibiotic resistance is an emerging global public health threat spurred by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. While "overuse" of antibiotics is widely accepted as a major health challenge, it is less well known that ...

Health

Novel strategy to analyse biomarkers in exhaled breath

Breath gas analysis is a promising approach for non-invasive medical diagnostics and physiological monitoring, but further development is needed to increase clinical impact. Ramin Ghorbani presents a novel methodology for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasite evades rapid test detection in children

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has one of the highest rates of people living with malaria. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than 70 percent of diagnostic testing for malaria in Africa. Most rapid ...

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