Cheap ‘Dipstick’ Test Could Pinpoint Zika Virus, say Scientists
|09/28/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
A new “dipstick” serum test to quickly and cheaply determine whether a person is infected with Zika could lead to better health care for women with the virus, which can cause birth defects, said scientists.
The simple paper strips — which can be used to test for four subtypes of dengue as well as Zika — could also provide “early warning” of the spread of pathogens, said scientists who are exploring ways to commercialize the technology.
Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, associate professor of engineering at the University of Massachusetts Boston, said it resembles a pregnancy test.
“You simply dunk it in a solution with a read more >>>