As the coronavirus surges across the globe, diagnostic testing comes into its own, as researchers unite to confront, delay and stop its spread. In the absence of either proven effective therapy or a vaccine, diagnostic testing becomes a valuable tool.
Browsing: Disease Diagnosis
Take a look at the research highlights of 2019 as we count down the top infectious disease stories from A to Z!
The WHO have updated their recommendations on HIV testing in order to try and expand treatment coverage and reach the people living with HIV who are not yet diagnosed.
In 2018 more people received treatment for tuberculosis than ever before, largely due to improvements in detection and diagnosis, according to the latest Global Tuberculosis Report from the WHO.
Take a look at this month’s industry headlines including FDA warnings over hepatitis C drugs in patients with liver injury, a new infectious diseases strategy for the UK and priority review for Merck’s Ebola vaccine.
A novel phage-based blood assay has demonstrated its potential for identifying people at high-risk of developing tuberculosis, in addition to diagnosing established cases.
In this interview we speak to David Padley from the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control about his recent poster ‘Point-of-Care testing for HIV: specialist quality control materials are a necessity’, presented at ECCMID 2019.
Take a look at this month’s industry headlines including US FDA approvals for Mavyret (hepatitis C) and Dengvaxia, a rejection for Contepo and profits for Gilead Sciences.
New research has identified four novel sepsis phenotypes, suggesting these could be relevant for understanding the heterogeneity of treatment effects and help to explain recent clinical trial failures.
A peek behind the paper – Shailendra K Saxena on pathogen-associated acute encephalitis syndrome (PA-AES)
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled: ‘Pathogen-associated acute encephalitis syndrome: therapeutics and management’, as we ask the authors about the challenges facing this field, the use of complementary and alternative medicine and what research needs to be done.