Navigation Links
Indian Scientists Develop Dipstick Test for Dengue

Indian researchers have developed simple, safe and cost-effective dipstick for the early detection of dengue fever. The researchers say its low cost, sensitivity and ease of// use make it better than current tests for dengue.

Nagesh Tripathi and colleagues at the India-based Defence Research and Development Establishment developed a way to efficiently produce a protein that the dengue virus uses.

The protein was incorporated into a dipstick that shows a brown dot if a patient's blood sample contains antibodies to the virus — indicating an infection.

The team is yet to work out how much the dipstick will cost commercially, and say that further testing of how the dipstick works if a patient has another viral infection — such as typhoid or malaria — is necessary.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease affecting several tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It causes an estimated 100 million infections every year, with no effective vaccine against it.

While the disease itself is rarely fatal, a complication known as dengue haemorrhagic fever kills 20 per cent of victims if they do not receive treatment.

Dengue has recently undergone a dramatic expansion in several parts of Southeast Asia (see A killer arises: the global resurgence of dengue), making early diagnosis extremely important for controlling outbreaks.

The research was published online last week (27 January) in Biotechnology Progress.

Source-Bio-Bio Technology
SI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
2. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
3. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
4. Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians
5. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
6. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
7. An Indian Bride with signs of SARS
8. Are Indians aware of SARS ?
9. Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare
10. Indian pharma industry upbeat on WTO drug deal
11. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Coppin Insurance Agency, an insurance and financial planning firm based ... Coral area, is embarking on a charity drive with the goal of providing support ... Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida works to provide fresh and nutritious food free ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... and financial consulting services to residential and commercial clients in the northern Alabama ... support for Nobis Works. , Since 1977, Nobis Works has built a network ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... DrugDev again ... that it is one of the early adopters completing EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification from ... to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... nation are celebrating the passage of the most comprehensive mental health systems reform ... Congress, the support of the President, and the commitment of our elected officials ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Children ... bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has ... found that when young children are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, measurable amounts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Agenovir Corporation, a ... novel antiviral therapeutics, today announced that it appointed ... officer and a member of the board of ... executive with a deep background in both founding ... founder of Agenovir, co-president of Chan Zuckerberg  Biohub ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... MELVILLE, N.Y. , Dec. 8, 2016 Henry ... provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, ... an 80 percent equity investment in Marrodent, one of ... sales of approximately $32 million. This transaction was announced on ... health customers in Poland since 2014, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec 8, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Report" report to their offering. ... , The report provides separate ... Europe , and Rest of World. Annual estimates ... six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: