Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. IBS has a high prevalence of up to 15% among the general population … Continue Reading Breath-test used to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome in large human study.
Over the past century, the most reliable method of diagnosing diseases has been the microscopic visualization of thinly sectioned tissues mounted on glass slides. This practice of histopathology is universally … Continue Reading Pen-sized microscope which identifies cancer cells in the operating room, out of animal studies.
Drug testing is most commonly performed using urine samples. The methodology and regulations for reliable urine testing are well developed and can be considered the current gold standard for drug … Continue Reading The first method of detecting drugs of abuse in exhaled breath has been validated.
Nanoengineers at the University of California have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example … Continue Reading Electronic skin glucose monitor successful in proof-of-concept studies.