HiberGene

The Dublin-based company also aims to raise up to €5 million this year to support additions to its R&D and sales and marketing teams.

The test leverages loop mediated isothermal amplification technology and enables the rapid detection of Neisseria meningitidis directly from cerebrospinal fluid samples.

The funding will be used to expand research and development as well as the firm's international distributor network.

The test is the third in the firm's line of infectious disease assays, which also includes tests for meningococcus and Group B Strep.

The assay uses loop-mediated isothermal amplification to directly detect Streptococcus agalactiae infection, a common cause of neonatal meningitis.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.