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New Antimicrobial Surface for Implantable Devices

by Conn Hastings
May 26, 2022
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles have created a zwitterion polymer coating for in-dwelling medical devices, such as urinary ...
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Multiplex Immunoassay for Dengue Diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Reading in the UK created a rapid multiplex immunoassay for the detection of Dengue fever. The technology, which t...
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Spray Blocks SARS-CoV-2 Entry into Nasal Cells

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, and collaborators, created a nasal spray that can block the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells in th...
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Multi-Purpose Sensor for Rapid, Accurate COVID-19 Testing

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed a COVID-19 testing technology that is based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) coupled...
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Spherical Nucleic Acid Vaccine Uses Structural Design to Improve Efficacy

A team at Northwestern University created a new type of nanoparticle-based vaccine that employs structure-function relationships during the design ...
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Lymphoid Follicle Chip Models Complex Immune Responses

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have created a microfluidic chip that contains lymphoid follicle-like structures, allowing them to model ...
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Microfluidic Device for Quick and Accurate SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, have created a microfluidic chip that can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in les...
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Silicone Harness Improves COVID Protection of Standard Surgical Masks

Engineers at Rice University created a silicone face harness that drastically improves the protection offered by standard surgical masks against th...
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Capsule Delivers and Injects mRNA into Stomach

Researchers at MIT have created an oral mRNA delivery system that could provide an alternative to injectable mRNA vaccines. It could also enable RN...
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Quick and Accurate COVID Test Uses LAMP Assay

Researchers at the University of Washington developed a new COVID testing technology that can provide accurate results in as little as 30 minutes. ...
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Cheap and Portable COVID-19 Test Lab

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have created a low-cost, portable COVID testing kit intended for use in remote, low-resource regions...
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Anti-COVID Nanobubbles Act as Viral Decoys

Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered naturally-occurring extracellular vesicles in the blood that contain the ACE2 protein, which...
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Automatic Blood Smear Preparation for Reliable Malaria Diagnosis

Researchers at Cambridge and Bath universities in the UK, along with colleagues at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, have created two devic...
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Wearable Air Sampler to Assess SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

Researchers at Yale University created a wearable air sampler clip that can be worn on clothing and which can bind aerosols present in the environm...
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Quantum Sensor to Detect SARS-CoV-2 More Accurately

Researchers at MIT have designed a quantum sensor to detect SARS-CoV-2. While the device is still theoretical, the researchers have used mathematic...
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Therapeutic Fusion Protein Inhibits SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany have developed a new protein therapeutic against SARS-CoV-2. Unlike previously develop...
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Test Detects SARS-CoV-2 in Breath, May Work as COVID Alarm in Enclosed Spaces

Researchers at Brown University have developed a breath test for COVID-19. The breathalyzer, which they have termed the Bubbler, consists of a tube...
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High Surface Area Copper for Enhanced Antibacterial Activity

At RMIT University in Australia a team of scientists developed a copper alloy that can kill bacteria on its surface 100 times faster than regular c...
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Flu Virus-Inspired Nanoparticles for mRNA Delivery

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a new delivery technique for mRNA. The method involves flu virus-inspired nanoparti...
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Quick Test for Antibody Efficacy Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants

At Duke University a team of scientists developed a test that rapidly provides data on how effective antibodies are at neutralizing different COVID...
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Chewing Gum Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a chewing gum that can bind to SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva, potentially helping to reduce...
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New Technique Generates 3D Images of Bacteria for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a highly sensitive imaging sensor that can rapidly and accurately monitor bacterial gro...
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Chip for Investigation of Coronavirus Intestinal Infection

At Harvard’s Wyss Institute researchers used an intestine-on-a-chip to study the way a coronavirus infects the intestines, and the influence of var...
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Multistep Lateral Flow Devices Perform Advanced Assays

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a lateral flow test platform that can perform advanced assays that would otherwise require a laboratory....
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Electrochemical Test Measures Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers at Washington State University have developed an electrochemical test that can rapidly identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patien...
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Breath Test Developed for COVID-19

Researchers at Ohio State University managed to develop a breath test for COVID-19 that can spot the infection within seconds. The basis for the te...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Patch Does Not Require Cold Chain Transport

Researchers at the University of Queensland and Vaxxas, a medtech company, announced the development of a high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) th...
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Carbon Nanotube Sensor Detects SARS-CoV-2 Within 5 Minutes

Scientists at MIT announced the development of a rapid COVID-19 test that can detect the virus in a saliva sample in as little as five minutes. The...
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DNA Aptamers for Rapid COVID-19 Testing: Interview with Steven Goh, CEO of Achiko and Dr. Michael Edel, Inventor of AptameX

Achiko, a company based in Switzerland, has developed AptameX, a saliva-based rapid COVID-19 test. The technology is based on DNA aptamers that are...
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Antibiotic Combined with Neutrophil Attractant

Researchers at Monash University in Australia and Harvard University have developed a new treatment for infections caused by antibiotic-resistant b...
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Vaccine Delivery Device Inspired by BBQ Lighter

A team at Georgia Tech tinkered together a battery-free electroporation device to deliver DNA vaccines, which is inspired by BBQ lighters. The deta...
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Telemedicine to Monitor At-Risk COVID-19 Patients at Home

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany have developed a telemedicine system for high-risk COVID-19 patients who are isolating...
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DNA Sensor Rapidly Determines If a Virus is Infectious

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a sensor that can rapidly detect a virus in a sample. It can also identif...
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3D-Printed Origami Tube for Low-Cost Ventilators

Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have developed a low-cost portable ventilator that uses a 3D-printed origami tube rather than a co...
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Microwave Sensor for Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

Researchers at University of British Columbia Okanagan campus have developed an inexpensive and portable microwave sensor that can rapidly detect c...
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CRISPR-Based Spit Test Detects SARS-CoV-2 and Variants

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute and MIT have developed an inexpensive at-home test for SARS-CoV-2 and several variants, which does not re...
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Low-Cost Nanobodies are Highly Potent Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, engineered mini-antibodies, called nanobodies, against SAR...
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Face Mask Detects SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute and MIT have developed a face mask that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in a wearer’s breath. The mask employs free...
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Microarray Rapidly Identifies Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany have developed a sensitive and inexpensive microarray technology that can rapidly iden...
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Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Disease at Point of Care: Interview with Shawn Marcel, CEO of Torus Biosystems

Torus Biosystems, a medtech startup that spun out of Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has developed the Synestia sys...
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AI-Powered App Interprets HIV Test Results

Researchers at University College London and the Africa Health Research Institute have developed an AI-powered app that can interpret lateral flow ...
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Nanodecoys Bind SARS-CoV-2 for Destruction by Immune System

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a nanodecoy system that provides binding sites for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The vesicles...
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Graphene Sensor for Rapid COVID-19 Detection

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have developed a graphene-based sensor that can rapidly detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The system i...
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AirPop Active+ Halo Smart Mask: Medgadget Review

It’s often said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that has certainly shown to be true with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One medica...
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Engineered Surfaces Reduce Bacterial Attachment and Growth

Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed a technique to create 3D engineered surfaces that reduce bacterial growth. Their appro...
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Electrospun Nanofibers Filter 99.9% of Coronavirus Aerosols

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a nanofiber filter that is highly effective at removing coronavirus aerosols ...
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ALiEM Stands in Solidarity with Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

We at ALiEM wholeheartedly condemn the xenophobia, intolerance, and hate crimes directed towards Asians and the Asian American and Pacific Islander...
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Teaching LGBTQ+ Health: 10 Clinical Pearls

Are you confident in your skills when taking care of LGBTQ+ patients? Are you able to teach principles of LGBTQ+ health to trainees in your clinica...
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ALiEM Statement Against Racism

Illustration by Dr. Moises Gallegos Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) stands in solidarity with emergency physicians and learners in den...
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Health Insurance 101 for the Emergency Physician

A 28 year-old single man with type I diabetes mellitus presents to your busy Texas emergency department in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is...
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