Navigation Links
American Chemical Society podcast: Improving disease monitoring in remote locations
Date:11/27/2013

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series features an advance in smartphone-based imaging that could help physicians in resource-limited locations monitor their patients' health. The development converts smartphones into powerful mini-microscopes that, for the first time, can detect individual viruses.

Based on a report by Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D., in the journal ACS Nano, the new podcast is available without charge at iTunes and from http://www.acs.org/globalchallenges.

Ozcan notes that conventional imaging techniques for detecting disease-causing bacteria and viruses rely on expensive microscopes with multiple lenses and other bulky components. In places with limited resources, doctors have few options for determining how well a treatment is working. To address this disadvantage, researchers have developed compact microscopes that can be fitted onto smartphones to detect microbes or to check patients' eyesight. Ozcan's team set out to build on these advances and produce a more refined imaging device that can count the number of bacteria or viruses in a sample.

The result is a portable imaging system that harnesses the digital power of today's smartphones to detect individual viruses and determine viral load the severity of infection. This measure can indicate the effectiveness of a treatment. The scientists conclude that the microscope "holds significant promise for various point-of-care applications such as viral load measurements or other biomedical tests conducted in remote or resource-limited environments."

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions is a series of podcasts describing some of the 21st century's most daunting problems, and how cutting-edge research in chemistry matters in the quest for solutions. Global Challenges is the centerpiece in an alliance on sust
'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Suh
c_suh@acs.org
202-872-4479
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. American College of Rheumatology releases first classification criteria for polymyalagia rheumatica
2. Common North American frog identified as carrier of deadly amphibian disease
3. UC research tests new tool to guide reintroduction of the American chestnut
4. American Society of Plant Biologists honors early career women scientists
5. Scripps Research Institute Professor Gerald F. Joyce elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
6. Professor known for work with hunter-gatherers elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
7. Elsevier selected as new publisher of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
8. New study published on fertility awareness among American university students
9. The American Society for Microbiology honors Ellen Jo Baron
10. Steve Fisher joins American Health IT LLC as VP of Operations
11. University of Tennessee anthropologists find American heads are getting larger
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces ... of shark skin, according to research published in ... Infection Control . , The study modelled how ... disease bacteria through touching, sneezes or spillages. The ... formulated to resemble shark skin. The study showed ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014)More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and ... dioxide (CO2)a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger ... world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in ... the University of California, Davis, and the Institute ... Further, an estimated 1.4 million early deaths could ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... viruses that make us sick can take up residence ... sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new ... Louis. , On average, healthy individuals carry about ... report online in BioMed Central Biology . The ... diversity of viruses in healthy people. , The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sharks' skin has teeth in the fight against hospital superbugs 2Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution 2Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution 3Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution 4Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution 5Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses 2Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses 3
... While newly published research confirms that under laboratory circumstances prion-protein ... this is unlikely to occur in real life. In addition, ... do take up these disease-associated proteins are different from the ... will be published in the Journal of Pathology. , Since ...
... & Science University researchers gather a princely sum of ... , Scientists in the OHSU School of Medicine's ... to report a new approach using eggs of the ... Xenopus laevis, to understand how the Fanconi anemia proteins ...
... mixing of pasta metaphors, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ... biological molecules lasagna-like around spaghetti-like carbon nanotubes. ... of applications, from ultra-precise blood-sugar monitoring to infectious-agent ... at the Department of Energy campus' W.R. Wiley ...
Cached Biology News:New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and madcow disease 2New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and madcow disease 3Clawed frog helps Fanconi anemia research make leaps 2Clawed frog helps Fanconi anemia research make leaps 3A biosensor layered like lasagna 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... a deicing film for radar domes have now refined ... glass. , The new work by Rice chemist ... from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog ... , The technology was introduced this month in the ... . , The material is made of graphene ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... CIRTEC Medical Systems’ Board of Directors has ... CIRTEC. , “I am delighted to be joining ... Brian Highley. “The company has made great strides improving ... over the past two years. The goal now is ... expand the services Cirtec offers its medical device customers.” ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 Convoy Therapeutics, Inc., ... effective products to treat patients directly at the ... proprietary SPACE™ Technology Platform announced today that John ... present at the White Hat Life Science Investor ... Regency Phoenix. In addition, interested individuals can ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... NEW ORLEANS , Sept. 16, 2014 ... Austin, Texas -based cybersecurity company focused on ... 2FA ONE, will support the ability to generate a ... As a pioneer of user-based RFID authentication, ... used for physical access, for many years. RFID authentication ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free 2Convoy Therapeutics to Present at WhiteHat Investor Conference September 18, 2014 2Convoy Therapeutics to Present at WhiteHat Investor Conference September 18, 2014 32FA, Inc. Announces RFID-based One-Time Password (OTP) Authentication 2
... New England Biolabs has expanded its line of PCR ... Hot Start DNA Polymerases. Optimized blends of Taq ... offer robust amplification across a wide range of templates, including ... Deep Vent increases the fidelity and robustness of Taq ...
... PARK, N.C., Feb. 14, 2011 India,s premier ... Neurological Society of India & Congress of Neurological ... December.  The event was a convergence of leading ... from across the globe to discuss advances made ...
... Va., Feb. 14, 2011 Technology Catalysts International (TCI), ... research on trends and development in drug delivery have ... drugs with limited patent life, a different pathway for ... product a competitive edge in a crowded pharmaceutical field. ...
Cached Biology Technology:New England Biolabs Introduces OneTaq™ DNA Polymerase, a Robust Solution for Routine and Difficult PCR 2Max Neeman International Initiates Advisory Committee to Advance and Improve the Conduct of Complex Neurological Trials in India 2Parenteral Depots Offer $8 Billion of Reformulation Opportunities and a Strong Competitive Edge in Crowded Pharmaceutical Space 2
Thermo Forma provides an array of accessory Racks for the Cryo/CryoPlus 16" Diameter storage system. To maximise inventory capacity a Jumbo Arrowhead configuration is recommended. You may choose betw...
... shakers combine high durability and capacity with ... heavy-duty mechanism prevents vibration, allowing the unit ... Every other part, from the large rubber ... machined aluminum platform is designed to last ...
The Holten Horizontal series of laminar airflow work benches offers comfort and ease of use....
... Forma Incubated Orbital Shakers combine ... temperature performance and ease of use. ... vibration, allowing the unit to run ... loads. The unit's class-leading temperature range ...
Biology Products: