Navigation Links
Catching cancer early by chasing it
Date:8/1/2013

WASHINGTON D.C. August 1, 2013 -- Reaching a clinic in time to receive an early diagnosis for cancer -- when the disease is most treatable -- is a global problem. And now a team of Chinese researchers proposes a global solution: have a user-friendly diagnostic device travel to the patient, anywhere in the world.

As described in the journal Biomicrofluidics, which is produced by AIP Publishing, a team led by Gang Li, Ph.D., from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is developing a portable device for point-of-care diagnostic testing to detect cancer at its earliest stages. It identifies cancer biomarkers, which are biological indicators of the disease that often circulate in the blood prior to the appearance of symptoms.

The new device is based on microfluidics -- a technology that has rapidly expanded over the past decade and involves miniature devices that tightly control and manipulate tiny amounts of fluids for analysis through channels at the micro- and nano-scales.

Researchers value microfluidic technology for its low cost, speedy analysis of fluids and non-turbulent flows, and small footprint, Li said.

Inexpensive and easy-to-use, the Li team's device eliminates the need for an external power supply by relying on a specially fabricated pump to sample reagents and move fluids through microchannels.

"Our device is well suited to helping early diagnosis in resource-limited settings where no mechanical pumps or power sources are readily available because it is portable, affordable, sensitive, and specific, and delivered by technology with a user-friendly analytical platform," Li said.

He noted that the specialized pump can be prepared in advance and stored in an air-tight package. To further suit it to low-tech, rural or field conditions of use, the device allows users to read results with the naked eye or a digital camera, eliminating
'/>"/>

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Catching up with catch shares
2. Forensic tools for catching poachers
3. UPCI researchers target cell sleep to lower chances of cancer recurrence
4. Study highlights possible new approach to prostate cancer treatment
5. Scientists discover a molecular switch in cancers of the testis and ovary
6. New 3-D colonoscopy eases detection of precancerous lesions
7. The naked mole-rats secret to staying cancer free
8. Study finds missing piece of pediatric cancer puzzle
9. Alternative target for breast cancer drugs
10. LSUHSC researcher awarded NCI grant to study link between chronic inflammation and cancer
11. Ovarian cancer metastases influenced by factors in target tissues
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 27, 2014  The American Academy of Forensic ... Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of ... and forensic science expert members to the Forensic ... element of the NIST,s Organization of Scientific Area ... first appointments made to the new FSSB that ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 1, 2014 Smart technology emphasis ... convenience and improved security: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), eBay Inc. ... GOOG ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Visa ... MA) NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company ... that the second series of 30 second spots on CNBC ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... was interviewed on July 1 st on the Downtown ... Mr. Pereira discusses the company,s next generation smart wallet with ... Wocket™ aims to replace a traditional wallet with a new ... tells Gino he has never heard of the Wocket and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Ten Members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Appointed to Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) 2Ten Members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Appointed to Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) 3Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 2Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 3Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 4Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 5Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 2Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 3Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 4
... Reunion in the Indian Ocean and collaborating with researchers at ... sensitive night cameras to capture the first known occurrence of ... only is this the first time this behaviour has been ... who are better known for eating plants but ...
... A growing number of scientists are merging methods ... old data, says a team of researchers in a recent ... specialized and focused on new data, however, researchers who want ... funding and institutional support, the authors say. In a commentary ...
... that is already an approved therapy for some cancers also ... of the gastrointestinal tract, according to a team led by ... findings , based on experiments using cell cultures, were ... . Bortezomib, or Velcade, is used to treat ...
Cached Biology News:First known instance of a cricket as an orchid pollinator captured on film by Kew scientist 2Biologists merge methods, results from different disciplines to find new meaning in old data 2Biologists merge methods, results from different disciplines to find new meaning in old data 3Drug shows promise as new treatment for gut tumor 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... A new study published today in the journal ... has found that time of day and sleep deprivation ... could be crucial when looking at the best time ... and heart disease, and for administering medicines effectively. , ... of Cancer Research, London, investigated the links between sleep ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... the fractional quantum Hall effect in bilayer graphene and ... tuned by an electric field. , The fractional ... to thin sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, ... of individual electrons behave as a single system. However, ... established, many details of this collective behavior remain not ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... and spiders can sit upside down forever. Nanophysics makes sure ... in an article just published in Physical Review E ... Geckos and spiders that seem to be able to sit ... worldwide for many years. We will soon be able to ... the gecko,s foot. But the fact is, sooner or later ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... the interplay of spin and heat at the ... spintronic devices for data storage and information processing. ... as spin-angular momentum. In a typical charge current, ... spin current," explained David Cahill, a professor of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 3Even geckos can lose their grip 2University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices 2
... , SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16 The Medical ... than 1,100 physicians, in Milwaukee, WI, has selected the Quantros Safety ... and near-miss events, as well as to manage the entire claims ... part of the SRM solution, were chosen from among seven different ...
... ... Pharmaceuticals Use Industry Leading Virtual Data Room To Share Due Diligence Documents , ... Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) ... data rooms, has been adopted by a number of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotech research ...
... - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS , ... on endocrine therapy and oncology, today announced that Keryx ... and licensee for perifosine in the North American market, ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Medical College of Wisconsin Adopts Quantros Event Manager(TM) and Claims Manager(TM) for Comprehensive Malpractice Litigation Management 2Pandesa ShareVault Enables Secure, Real-time Due Diligence for Biopharmaceutical Partnering 2Pandesa ShareVault Enables Secure, Real-time Due Diligence for Biopharmaceutical Partnering 3AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Receives Orphan-Drug Designation for Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma 2AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Receives Orphan-Drug Designation for Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma 3
Includes a choice of any 3 EasySep mouse selection kits and EasySep magnet...
... These 1.5L PYREX trypsinizing ... homogenous tissue samples into cell ... proteins. Heavy beaded neck accepts ... enhance vigorous agitation. • Height ...
... efficient enrichment of functional endoplasmic reticulum ... culture. The isolated ER are useful ... pathway analysis. Metabolic abnornalities of ER ... cystic fibrosis and many more ER ...
Plasmid expressing PLAP reporter gene....
Biology Products: