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.
In a study of unexplained acute febrile illness, researchers uncovered two new rhabdoviruses in blood samples in the unaffected control group.
A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.
UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.
Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.
In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.