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The test can detect resistance to two of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics used to treat strep throat, and could potentially be adapted for point-of-care use.

The researchers said that affordable tests that can differentiate malaria from similar diseases is vital for administering the most targeted treatment for patients.

The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.

Meridian's diagnostics revenues grew 1 percent year over year to $36.4 million while its life science revenues jumped 8 percent to $15.4 million.

The San Diego-based company is ramping up efforts to market its handheld molecular influenza test in anticipation of the upcoming flu season.

The funding totals up to $5.6 million over five years and will incorporate Talis' proprietary SlipChip technology.

The award will go toward development of Talis Bio's SlipChip POC technology for pathogen identification and antibiotic-susceptibility testing.

The Fraunhofer USA team will partner with a Fraunhofer Society institute in Germany in order to reduce the cost for its patented microchip that detects viruses including Ebola.

In Life Sciences, CEO Thomas Joyce noted a strong performance by Beckman Coulter, while in Diagnostics, he said Cepheid grew 25 percent year over year. 

The company's microchip-based technology will detect viral and bacterial genetic material using both isothermal amplification and electrochemical measurements.

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The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.