Idaho Technology said this week that it has begun clinical trials of its FilmArray Respiratory Panel at three US hospital labs.

The FilmArray RP is a multiplex PCR platform that detects 21 common respiratory viruses and bacteria. The company claims that the system requires only five minutes of hands-on time and reports results in less than an hour.

The trials will be conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Detroit Medical Center, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

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A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

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