Navigation Links
AuCoin gets $600,000 to refine new test for deadly bacterial infection melioidosis
Date:8/8/2012

RENO, Nev. A new rapid test to diagnose melioidosis, a difficult infection to treat and classified as a biothreat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being optimized and tested by University of Nevada School of Medicine researcher David AuCoin.

A $600,000 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant through the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program recognizes the potential of AuCoin's work and supports making the new rapid test for point-of-care diagnosis of melioidosis available to countries where the disease is endemic, and expanding.

Melioidosis, also called Whitmore's disease, is predominately an infectious disease of tropical climates, especially in Southeast Asia and northern Australia where it is widespread. The bacteria causing melioidosis are found in contaminated water and soil. It is spread to humans and animals through direct contact with the contaminated source and has a high mortality rate.

"We have a prototype of the product in Thailand and Australia now, regions that are hardest hit, to evaluate it's effectiveness in endemic settings," AuCoin said. "There is no validated diagnostic product for melioidosis, patient samples must now be cultured, which takes three to seven days in order to diagnose the disease. Unfortunately, melioidosis can kill you well before the diagnosis is confirmed."

With the two-year Phase I STTR grant, AuCoin's laboratory is collaborating with InBios International of Seattle, Wash. on development of the Active Melioidosis Detect (AMD) test. They both are working closely with experts in the endemic areas of Thailand and Australia who are currently evaluating the test with different sample patient types.

"Results so far are very encouraging," AuCoin said. "We produced a monoclonal antibody to identify the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacterium, which causes melioidosis, and then introduced it into a prototype lateral flow imm
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Clemson professor awarded nearly $600,000 4-year grant to study language of plants
2. UT Southwestern study suggests new treatment target for deadly brain tumors
3. Tornadoes Dont Have to Be Deadly, Experts Say
4. Deadly Black Widow Spider Edged Aside in California
5. UW research shows new prognosis tool for deadly brain cancer
6. Tylenol Overdose Can Be Deadly for a Child
7. Markey receives $6.25 million to study deadly blood and bone marrow disease
8. MSU plan would control deadly tsetse fly
9. Mens Breast Cancer Often More Deadly, Study Suggests
10. Pacemakers, Defibrillators Sources of Deadly Infections: Study
11. Scientists uncover multiple faces of deadly breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
AuCoin gets $600,000 to refine new test for deadly bacterial infection melioidosis
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Tulika Ranjan, MD, a prominent neuro-oncologist from ... as Director of its Adult Neuro-Oncology program. , Dr. Ranjan’s clinical ... disease and the neurological complications of cancer. She has special expertise in ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Danny Davis (D-IL) for writing to the Department ... investigation into the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare system, Universal Health Services (UHS).[1] CCHR ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The League for Innovation in the Community ... Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, and Susan Rundell Singer, Director of the Division ... at the 2015 STEMtech conference in Phoenix, Arizona, November 1-4. , Opening ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Amerec, a division of TyloHelo Inc, is pleased ... Daily is now approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council for 1 credit ... overview and explanation of what sauna, steam, and far-infrared saunas are, where they are ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... People ... face in the aftermath of a near-death experience (NDE) – and also want ... providing adequate treatment options – are invited to visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/f4a12556fe7c03f5dc2040ba88984b7b ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Noted Duke Brain Cancer Specialist to Direct Allegheny Health Network Neuro-Oncology Program 2Health News:Noted Duke Brain Cancer Specialist to Direct Allegheny Health Network Neuro-Oncology Program 3Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 2Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 3Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 4Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 5Health News:League for Innovation Announces Distinguished Keynote Presenters for STEMtech Conference 2Health News:League for Innovation Announces Distinguished Keynote Presenters for STEMtech Conference 3Health News:Amerec’s Steam and Sauna Continuing Education Course Now Approved for Interior Design Credit 2Health News:IANDS Sponsors No-Cost Webinar on July 1/15 at 11CST Featuring Combat Soldier Who Survived Near-Death Experience 2Health News:IANDS Sponsors No-Cost Webinar on July 1/15 at 11CST Featuring Combat Soldier Who Survived Near-Death Experience 3
... naloxone saves heroin addicts from overdose and it is ... for life saving emergencies, according to doctors at the ... given by doctors, during emergency resuscitation following narcotic overdose. ... training in emergency resuscitation with the aid of the ...
... Endodontists in New Orleans, Louisiana, began with a warning from ... that all toothache need not have dental origins and that ... early warning for more important problems. Especially in the third ... due importance from the masses. So much so that patients ...
... which is now the third most affected country by the ... every five South African is HIV positive. If this isn’t ... controversy, as it refused a huge consignment of one million ... U.S. Dollars. ,Earlier last year the South African president ...
... in the United States of America has zeroed in on ... gene has been isolated which is said to be the ... years. However the most widely held explanation for this is ... physical activity.,Also scientists were keen on the role of estrogen, ...
... of America, says that children suffer the most when parents ... avoid a divorce for the sake of children, instead of ... to the kids, the authors of the study say.,Dr. Allan ... in University Park conducted the exhaustive study over a seventeen-year ...
... the group of scientists asking for more funding into stem cell ... President George W. Bush asking him not to block stem cell ... reaching a feverish pitch with both sides slamming each other on ... oppose it call the research as immoral, those supporting it call ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015  Inari Medical, Inc. announced ... B venture capital financing. The financing was led by ... Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners.  The round also ... "We are very pleased to complete this financing ... Bill Hoffman , who joined in February 2015 ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015  Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... study showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA ® ... symptoms of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with ... a distressing condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable ... neurologic diseases or brain injury. PRISM II is ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... NEW YORK , June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – ... ARYC) had an agreement to supply custom Arrayit blood ... private human DNA vault on earth. Vivos offers an ... provide virtually every man, woman and child on Earth, ... store their DNA. Arrayit blood cards allow the rapid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 4Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 5Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 6Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 7Small Cap IR - Empowering the Age of Genetic Enlightenment 2
... Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ) today announced ... ( www.safcglobal.com ), is introducing a novel CHOZN® GS-/- ... line. Designed for use in the production of biopharmaceuticals, ... commercially available glutamine synthetase (GS) knockout CHO cell line ...
...  The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation has committed US $30 ... in its fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis – a disease that ... each year. The announcement was made ahead of the opening ... Lille, France, later this week. Eli Lilly ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SAFC Introduces the First Commercially Available Novel CHOZN® GS Knockout CHO Cell Line 2SAFC Introduces the First Commercially Available Novel CHOZN® GS Knockout CHO Cell Line 3SAFC Introduces the First Commercially Available Novel CHOZN® GS Knockout CHO Cell Line 4Lilly Foundation Commits US $30 Million to The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership 2Lilly Foundation Commits US $30 Million to The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership 3Lilly Foundation Commits US $30 Million to The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership 4Lilly Foundation Commits US $30 Million to The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership 5
Taper with blunt tip. Stainless steel. Round knurled handle with polished finish. Taper : Medium 23 mm. Overall length: 3.9 inches....
Taper with blunt tip. Stainless steel. Round knurled handle with polished finish. Taper : Short 19 mm. Overall length: 3.9 inches....
Size 2 dilator. Stainless steel. Round knurled handle with polished finish. Overall length: 4 inches....
Double ended dilator probes with gentle curve. Stainless steel. Round knurled handle with polished finish. Overall length: 5.3 inches....
Medicine Products: