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HLL launching affordable diagnostic kits


August 7th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for 'chikungunya' and 'dengue' fever ... Read more...

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SMART biochip can speedily detect flu virus


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) A new biochip - appropriately named SMART - can reliably and speedily detect the flu virus, can be carried in a first aid kit and can ... Read more...

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Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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Coming soon, do-it-yourself kit for genetic testing


December 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Himanshu Vatsa New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A mobile phone-like device will soon rule out a patient's need to visit a pathological lab for detection of genetic disorders and also do away ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new salmonella test that makes food safer


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers from University of Missouri have developed a new test for salmonella in poultry and eggs that will produce faster and more accurate results than most currently available ... Read more...

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Brit scientists devise 1-hour test’ for TB


September 15th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): A team of British scientists has devised a new ultra-sensitive test that can spot the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in an hour.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has ... Read more...

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Faster salmonella detection now possible with new technique


May 5th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Using a new technology, a scientist is working on a faster method to detect and genetically identify salmonella from contaminated foods.Byron Brehm-Stecher, an Iowa State University researcher, wants ... Read more...

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Excessive alcohol consumption linked to increased cancer risk


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has linked excessive alcohol consumption to an increased risk of cancer.Scientists have detected a link between alcohol consumption, cancer and aging that starts at the ... Read more...

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New automated systems for rapid flu testing


December 31st, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed an automated system to test and differentiate flu strains. In pandemic infection, such as the present Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak, rapid automated tests are needed ... Read more...

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Novel diagnostic tool to speed up flu testing


December 30th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists have developed a novel system that would speed up influenza diagnosis.The rapid, automated system is capable of differentiating strains of influenza.In pandemic ... Read more...

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DRDO develops swine flu detection kit: Antony


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A premier defence laboratory has developed a swine flu detection kit and the process for transferring the technology for commercialization has also been initiated, parliament was informed ... Read more...

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HPV vaccine could save women from breast cancer


September 4th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent some forms of breast cancer in women and save thousands of lives each year, suggested an Australian study.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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New ultrasensitive electronic sensor to speed up DNA testing (corrected)


September 1st, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Singapore scientists have developed a new ultrasensitive electronic sensor that would speed up DNA testing for disease diagnosis and biological research.The novel electronic sensor array would be rapid, ... Read more...

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New ultrasensitive electronic sensor to speed up DNA testing


August 27th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Singapore scientists have developed a new ultrasensitive electronic sensor that would speed up DNA testing for disease diagnosis and biological research.The novel electronic sensor array would be rapid, ... Read more...

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Low cost bio-sensor can detect DNA in a jiffy


August 27th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have come up with a novel electronic sensor that ensures faster, more accurate and cost-effective testing of DNA for diagnostics and biological research. Developed by the Singapore-based ... Read more...

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Government guidelines to private labs on swine flu test


August 12th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With swine flu cases spiraling accross the country, India Wednesday issued the following guidelines to private laboratories for conducting H1N1 tests: General bio-safety measures: Gloves (latex), shoe cover, ... Read more...

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Scientists develop faster, more cost-effective DNA test for crime scenes


July 9th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists in Japan are reporting development of a faster, less expensive version of the fabled polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is a DNA test widely used in criminal ... Read more...

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Scientists develop faster, cheaper DNA test for crimes


July 9th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Scientists in Japan have developed a faster, cheaper and better DNA test for criminal investigations, diagnostics and other applications, according to the latest research. They reported a superior ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new accurate diagnostic test for swine flu


June 10th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a fast and cost-effective way to detect the emerging H1N1 swine-derived influenza A virus in human clinical samples using standard lab equipment.An ... Read more...

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Sex workers prefer to send samples, not visit clinics


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Commercial sex workers (CSW) prefer to send samples to screen for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rather than visit clinics, a study has found. The study showed that women who ... Read more...

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Sex workers prefer indirect screening for sexually transmitted diseases


April 1st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): When it comes to screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), female commercial sex workers (CSW) prefer self-collection of samples to traditional tests, revealed researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Earths highest known microbial ecosystems being fueled by volcanic gases


March 4th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that the emission of water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane from small volcanic vents near the rim of the 19,850-foot-high Socompa volcano ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple and safer blood test to detect fetal diseases


November 27th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): With just a drop of the mother''s blood, it may soon be possible to determine whether an unborn baby has a genetic disorder, say researchers.The scientists hope ... Read more...

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DNA survives two millennia underwater to shed light on ancient containers in ships


July 21st, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that traces of ancient DNA can survive more than two millennia underwater, which can shed light on what was shipped in particular ... Read more...

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Stomach ulcer causing bacterium found in 700-year-old mummies


July 15th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico have discovered remnants of the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers in 700-year-old mummies.Yolanda Lopez-Vidal and colleagues from the National ... Read more...

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Find out which medicine suits you, try genetic tests


June 6th, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) Are you worried because a medicine prescribed by the doctor does not work for you? A biotech firm in Maharashtra is offering genetic tests that can ... Read more...

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Second ingredient in cigarette smoke that delays bone healing identified


March 4th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): US researchers have identified a second ingredient in cigarette smoke that delays bone healing after fractures.A team of experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center had earlier ... Read more...

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Soon, a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu


November 14th, 2007 - 2:13 am ICT by admin
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