NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Meridian Bioscience today announced it has received the CE Mark for its Illumigene Malaria test, developed with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Senegal's Cheikh Anta Diop University.

Using loop-mediated isothermal amplification technology, Illumigene Malariaresults are available in under an hour and are 80,000 times more sensitive at detecting the malaria parasite than conventional tests, the firm said in a statement.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

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