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Web Date: November 11, 2010

Biosensor Detects Parasite Infection

Global Health: Simple electronic chip could help diagnose neglected diseases in remote areas
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: biosensor, global health, Leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, dielectric spectroscopy

In remote locations in the developing world, detection and treatment of many infectious diseases requires cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic tests. To help meet the need, Brazilian researchers have developed a simple electrical sensor to detect antibodies for a pathogen in blood. Now they have shown that their biosensor can distinguish between mice infected with two human pathogens that have confounded other diagnostic systems ( . . .

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