Rapid pathogen detection to enable future personalised medicine from Ebola to HIV

05/07/2014 - 00:00

  Researchers have developed a new approach for the rapid detection of multiple disease pathogens in a single test, with a method from the biomedical frontline: ‘decoding’ tunable photonic nanocrystals.<br><br>A <a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140506/ncomms4741/full/ncomms4741.html">demonstration successfully detected</a> some of the world’s deadliest conditions –trace amounts of DNAs from HIV, Human Papillomavirus 16, Ebola virus, and Hepatitis B virus – simultaneously in a single test within minutes, requiring only a tiny sample.<br><br><a href="http://mq.edu.au/newsroom/2014/05/07/high-speed-scanning-of-tau-dots-enables-rapid-pathogen-detection-and-personalised-medicine/">READ MORE ON MACQUIRE UNIVERSITY</a>