Nanotechnology device aims to prevent malaria deaths through rapid diagnosis
(Phys.org)—A pioneering mobile device using cutting-edge nanotechnology to rapidly detect malaria infection and drug resistance could revolutionise how the disease is diagnosed and treated.
Handheld device for doing blood tests moves closer to medical use
Scientists are reporting a key advance in efforts to develop a handheld device that could revolutionize the complete blood cell count (CBC), one of the most frequently performed blood tests used to diagnose ...
Engineers devise shoe sampling system for detecting trace amounts of explosives
The ability to efficiently and unobtrusively screen for trace amounts of explosives on airline passengers could improve travel safety without invoking the ire of inconvenienced fliers. Toward that end, mechanical engineer ...
New study reveals coral reefs may support much more biodiversity than previously thought
Smithsonian scientists and colleagues conducted the first DNA barcoding survey of crustaceans living on samples of dead coral taken from the Indian, Pacific and Caribbean oceans. The results suggest that the ...
New cleaning protocol for future 'search for life' missions
Scientists have developed a new cleaning protocol for space hardware, such as the scoops of Mars rovers, which could be used on future "Search for Life" missions on other planets.