Can nanoscience improve on the biopsy?

Fisk and Vanderbilt researchers look to speed up cancer diagnosis by detecting tumor cells directly from patients’ bloodstreams. Continue reading Can nanoscience improve on the biopsy?

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A fast, sensitive, and accurate tool for malaria diagnosis

Before Ebola, there was malaria. In recent months, the deadly Ebola virus has ravished West Africa, claiming more than 8400 lives to date. The much more ubiquitous malaria parasite has claimed even more victims: In 2013, an estimated 584 000 people—many of them children in Africa under age 5—died from malaria-related symptoms. One key to … Continue reading A fast, sensitive, and accurate tool for malaria diagnosis