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The firm said it will use the funds to advance development of its HostDx immune response gene expression tests for acute infections and sepsis.
Researchers identified Streptococcus pyogenes isolates from a lineage dubbed M1UK that are predicted to produce higher-than-usual levels of a scarlet fever-associated toxin.
The developer of assays to detect drug-resistant strains of HIV has now branched into Lassa detection, and will potentially be seeking instrument partners.
Using real-time nanopore metagenomic sequencing, researchers ruled out enhanced human-to-human transmission of Lassa virus during an outbreak in Nigeria last year.
Its CEO said that although a hospital screening test for sepsis is a focus, a fever test that informs about antibiotic use could be available sooner.
The firms also plan to launch a multiplex test for multiple pathogens, including dengue.
Using sequence data for more than 1,800 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates, researchers identified 68 SNPs to trace the bug to its geographical source.
Researchers from both teams plan to continue to refine their findings toward creating simple PCR or other nucleic acid amplification-based assays.
The team has been monitoring changes in host gene expression patterns due to different types of infections, and hopes to develop a diagnostic test.
The assay was demonstrated to be as effective as microscopy and a rapid immunoassay at detecting Plasmodium falciparum in a sample of febrile patients in Nigeria.
Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.
A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.
In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.
According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.