Navigation Links
A new way to diagnose malaria
Date:8/31/2014

ilt at a very low cost, relative to the million-dollar MRI machines used in a hospital," Peng says. "Furthermore, since this technique does not rely on expensive labeling with chemical reagents, we are able to get each diagnostic test done at a cost of less than 10 cents."

Tracking infection

Hemozoin crystals are produced in all four stages of malaria infection, including the earliest stages, and are generated by all known species of the Plasmodium parasite. Also, the amount of hemozoin can reveal how severe the infection is, or whether it is responding to treatment. "There are a lot of scenarios where you want to see the number, rather than a yes or no answer," Han says.

In this paper, the researchers showed that they could detect Plasmodium falciparum, the most dangerous form of the parasite, in blood cells grown in the lab. They also detected the parasite in red blood cells from mice infected with Plasmodium berghei.

The researchers are launching a company to make this technology available at an affordable price. The team is also running field tests in Southeast Asia and is exploring powering the device on solar energy, an important consideration for poor rural areas.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Bacteria in mouth may diagnose pancreatic cancer
2. Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke
3. Continued increases in ADHD diagnoses and treatment with medication among US children
4. NYSCF and NIH create cell models of rare and undiagnosed diseases
5. New method to diagnose sepsis is faster, cheaper
6. New test can diagnose emerging strains of canine parvovirus
7. MU study finds more accurate method to diagnose pancreatic cancer
8. Researchers use smart phone photography to diagnose eye disease
9. Study finds that a subset of children often considered to have autism may be misdiagnosed
10. What is the brain telling us about the diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?
11. HudsonAlpha awarded grant to improve diagnoses of childhood genetic disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2, 2015 According to preliminary ... to somewhat higher than 125 MSEK. This exceeds the ... 2014 that revenues for Q1 2015 would be in ... for Q4 2014. The operating result for the first ... complete interim report will as previously communicated be published ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... YORK , March 31, 2015   Guidepoint ... the launch of the Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER, part ... products tracking usage trends in the medical device and ... access to data including treatment volumes, market share, and ... the pain associated with joint surgery. The ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... , March 24, 2015   NexID Biometrics ... critical security-authentication needs, today announced the beginning of shipments ... solution. The company, based in ... the three-day Connect:ID Expo, which began here today at ... said version 2.0 of its SDK boosts the accuracy ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Revises Revenues for Q1 2015 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 3NexID Begins Shipments Of Version 2.0 Fake-Finger-Detection Solution 2
... The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is hosting a ... into ,Measuring the Impossible,. The conference runs until ... The Measuring the Impossible, Network (MINET) shares research ... ways to measure complex phenomena that are dependent ...
... PARIS, November 12 Oberthur Technologies ... solutions to the Identity,market - has obtained several common ... Electronic passports, Governmental,Multi-application cards and European Citizen Cards. , ... Module ID-One ePass version 2.1 is ...
... counter-terrorist strategies and highlighting new and developing technologies to ... NJIT on Nov. 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to ... Chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Association, has invited ... ranging from cyber-security to protecting transportation venues. , ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers gather in the UK to 'measure the impossible' 2Oberthur Technologies: Major Security Certifications for the Identity Product Range 2Oberthur Technologies: Major Security Certifications for the Identity Product Range 3
(Date:4/16/2015)... (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 Capillus, ... distribution and physician network in Europe and Asia. ... has appointed Fernando Bermúdez, former Business Development Director ... An industry veteran, Mr. Bermúdez’s professional achievements include ... in Spain, while also penetrating the Portuguese marketplace ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... Streetsboro, Ohio (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 ... Safety Index, overexertion involving an outside source was ... injuries. This includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, ... $15.1 billion in direct costs. The David Round ... Round is committed to working hard to develop ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage" or "the Company" )) ... to announce that the Company will be presenting  at ... be held in London, UK . ... James Mellon , a director of Portage, will ... programs at its subsidiaries, Portage Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ("PPL"), and ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... A new infographic compiles useful information about ... to learn how Apple’s new framework can change the ... ideal since Apple made Research Kit available ... framework for developing medical research apps that Apple announced ... to collect secure clinical data and communicate via subjects’ ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Capillus, LLC Extends Laser Hair Therapy Products to Europe and Asia 2The David Round Company Helps Companies Meet OSHA Standards by Combining Safety, Ergonomics, and Productivity 2Portage to Present at Master Investor 2015 in London, UK 2Portage to Present at Master Investor 2015 in London, UK 3Portage to Present at Master Investor 2015 in London, UK 4Infographic Illustrates Potential for Research Kit to Impact Clinical Research 2Infographic Illustrates Potential for Research Kit to Impact Clinical Research 3
... Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" ... (RNAi) therapeutics company, today announces that application has been sought ... Shares") to be admitted to trading on AIM. The new ... agreement with Dr. Philip Haworth, former Chief Executive Officer of ...
... computational tasks -- may have applications in areas outside ... researcher and his collaborators. Working at the interface ... in Pitt,s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the ... his colleagues report their findings in a paper published ...
... Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: ... largest umbilical cord blood banking operator in China, today announced ... held on December 19, 2011, in Hong Kong. ... Ms. Ting Zheng and Dr. Yungang (Ken) Lu to serve ...
Cached Biology Technology:Silence Therapeutics Additional Listing 2Silence Therapeutics Additional Listing 3Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, say Pitt researchers 2China Cord Blood Corporation Announces Results of 2011 Annual General Meeting 2
This free-standing laminar flow hood provides a horizontal flow of HEPA-filtered air to create a clean processing area. Air return slots along the front and side edges of the work area enhance system...
... offer all of the features of a ... with Koehler illumination, a centerable condenser and ... is the workhorse of Motic's range of ... need for re-focusing following a change in ...
... High performance agitation and temperature control ... controls four wells independently and is suitable ... 1.5 L working volume. Its temperature ranges ... . Each well is equipped with an ...
RORgamma (S-14)...
Biology Products: