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A lightning-fast flu virus detector

A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) builds a novel voltage-based biosensor for the influenza virus that is almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and can distinguish between human ...

dateMay 30, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Nipping flu pandemics in the bud

The threat of a major flu pandemic is a perennial concern. Now scientists have developed a fast and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic test that could one day help doctors and hospitals head off the rapid spread of the ...

dateMay 10, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Researchers shed new light on influenza detection

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. By engineering dye molecules to target ...

dateMay 05, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Japan culls 280,000 more birds for avian flu

Japan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens on Friday, officials said as they try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu.

dateMar 24, 2017 in Ecology
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