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The platform — called NINA for non-instrumented nucleic acid amplification — is designed to work with a wide range of isothermal amplification methods.

Researchers tested three methods - a bandage, an elastic sweatband, and a strip of cotton fabric - for securing tubes (whose position is noted with arrows) in the axilla.

Isothermal molecular method incubated in the armpit allows researchers to detect HIV-1 DNA in proof-of-concept study.

A public-private research team spearheaded by GE Global Research and the University of Washington is six months into a $9.6 million, 18-month grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an integrated, handheld molecular diagnostic platform for use at the p

Micronics (Sony) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,431,389, "Portable high-gain fluorescence detection system."
Frederick Battrell and Troy Daiber are named as inventors.

Scientists from Seattle's PATH institute, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Alere subsidiary TwistDx have published a paper demonstrating the rapid detection of HIV-1 proviral DNA using assays based on TwistDx's recombinase polymerase amplification, an isothermal am

This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the names of an individual and research institution.

Scientists from PATH and the US Centers for Disease Control will collaborate under a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to further develop and test a non-instrumented DNA amplification kit for diagnosing diseases in resource-poor areas of the world, according

As part of ongoing research to create an "equipment-free" nucleic acid assay, PATH researchers showed in a recent study that electricity-free exothermic reactions can successfully incubate an isothermal nucleic acid assay with results equivalent to commercially available PCR instruments.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.