Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive paper-based blood test that could diagnose Lyme disease soon after infection. The test exhibited high levels of specificity and sensitivity when tested on blood samples from 50 individuals with or without Lyme disease.
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Scientists from Duke University (NC, USA), UCLA (CA, USA) and the University of Birmingham (UK) have reported a novel noninvasive technique that could detect a viral strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer in saliva samples.
A study carried out by researchers based at the University of Cambridge (UK) and biotechnology company SomaLogic (CO, USA) has demonstrated that large-scale measurements of proteins in a single blood test could predict risk factors for a range of diseases.
Researchers based at the University of Toronto (ON, CA) have developed a microfluidic device that could be used to separate malignant plasma cells from healthy red blood cells. The device could have the potential to detect and monitor blood cancer.
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (TX, USA) have identified a biomarker blood test that could identify individuals with early-stage heart disease in need of treatment.
In a pilot study, researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham (UK), report the use of protein microarrays to rapidly screen blood samples for the presence of autoantibodies associated with breast cancer.