Topic: Diagnostics

Improving Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsies

Nov. 16, 2017
Liquid biopsy

Scientists are developing a set of medical tests called liquid biopsies that can rapidly detect the presence of cancers, infectious diseases and other conditions from only a small blood sample.

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Developing an Inexpensive Home Test for Heart Failure

Oct. 11, 2017
Finger prick

With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UT Austin chemists hope to turn a design for a DIY heart failure test into a reality

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Freshman Researchers Receive Grant for Malaria Diagnostics

June 9, 2015
FRI participant and faculty member Tim Riedel develop DiY diagnostics

Undergraduate researchers will create diagnostics to test mosquitos for blood-borne pathogens such as malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya virus.

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Origami meets public health with the oPAD

June 1, 2012
Origami meets public health with the oPAD

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists

March 8, 2012

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop.

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