Researchers are devising a quicker and cheaper way to diagnose tuberculosis — and it’s based on how your skin smells.
A smart microneedle patch to monitor and manage diabetes
Minimally invasive smart patches can continuously monitor glucose blood levels and administer insulin as needed.
3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests
A new 3D-printing technique makes rapid self-tests based on lateral flow technology less expensive and easier to scale.
Accurate diagnosis and treatment of early-stage lung cancer
Polypeptides that selectively induce calcification of cancer cells could improve early detection and limit the progression of lung cancer.
Are nanoscale sensors the future for sepsis diagnosis?
Recent advances in micro- and nanoscale sensing technologies may help diagnose sepsis early and with greater accuracy.
How do you sample blood in a non-invasive way?
Graphene-based biosensors incorporated in arrays of microneedles are emerging as an alternative to hypodermic needles and could be the next generation of blood sampling devices.
Using brain scans to personalize the treatment of depression
Taking advantage of progress made in neuroimaging, researchers hope that personalized treatments for mental disorders using brain stimulation therapies will be the way forward.
Digital CRISPR‐assisted assay for rapid detection of SARS‐CoV‐2
The first digital CRISPR/Cas‐assisted assay that can detect SARS‐CoV‐2 in under 30 minutes.
Guideomics to live up to the promise of biotechnology for precision medicine of brain diseases
Personalized medicine for diseases that affect the central nervous system requires renewed focus on visualising the behaviour of drugs in the brain.
AI detects protein signatures for Alzheimer’s disease in the blood
A sensitive blood test for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease could be possible with nanoparticle arrays.