New Technique Makes Dengue and Zika Diagnosis Faster and Easier

New Technique Makes Dengue and Zika Diagnosis Faster and Easier

New diagnostic system was created by US and Brazilian researchers and is the cover of the prestigious journal Science

Technology is on the cover of Science magazinereproductionAccurate detection of dengue and zika viruses directly in patient samples, without the need for laboratory preparations or equipment, was made possible by the union of Sherlock and Hudson - yes, this time Watson was left out.The new system for rapid diagnosis was described by researchers from the United States and Brazil in the April 26 issue of the journal Science.The subject is the cover of the issue.Developed at the Broad Institute, linked to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, the Sherlock Diagnostic Platform (High Sensitivity Specific Enzyme Unlock) allows detection of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) in various sample types. quite specifically, by means of an enzymatic reaction that can be done in a test tube or on strips of paper, even away from the laboratory.Learn More: Zika Virus Can Be Used to Eliminate Brain CancerTo this end, scientists have adapted an enzyme called CRISPR...


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