Life Sciences

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Scientists who develop and refine diagnostics do more than work in a laboratory. Some take their disease-identifying tools into the field and try them out on a virus’s home turf.
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Now that emerging infectious diseases are a part of the chemical & biological defense mission, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is advancing its biosurveillance capabilities.
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This prototype’s novel approach uses magnetic nano-sized beads to filter deadly microbes and toxins from the bloodstream.
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Researchers have found a way to engineer protein logic gates that sense, identify, and report on the presence of infectious agents without causing harm to the warfighter.
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New micropumps could use the body’s own chemistry as their power supply, new research suggests.
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Meet the Scientists: Turning transparent things into reflective ones? Making materials move on their own? Who knew government chemical engineering could be so…cool.
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The FDA announced the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the EZ1 Diagnostic Assay, a molecular diagnostic assay effective for diagnosing Ebola Zaire virus.
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Scientists are hoping to find a better way to cut down on bacterial biofouling to reduce the number of pathogens that service members have to face.
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