A new microneedle patch is low cost and easy to use. But another feature may offer it's biggest advantage for some: It's almost completely pain-free.
yesterday • ~8 min
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A new lab-on-a-chip device called real-time ELISA combines blood tests to provide something more like a movie than a photo.
Dec. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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"Interstitial fluid originates in the blood and then leaks out of capillaries to bring nutrients to cells in the body's tissues." New microneedles can sample it for testing.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Using "lab on a chip" technology, researchers have created a microlab half the size of a credit card that can detect COVID-19 in just 30 minutes.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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"Analyzing microRNA profiles in saliva... is a non-invasive way to test for concussion that can't be influenced by a patient's feelings or motives."
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers have created a low-cost, pain-free, super simple malaria test that delivers results in just a few minutes with a microneedle patch.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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