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Shoebox-size breath analyzer spots deadly lung disease faster, more accurately than doctors

Looking inside the protective covering of a portable breath monitor developed by the University of Michigan that can quickly and accurately detect acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) inside the critical care unit at the University of Michigan Hospital on July 2, 2019. Photo by Robert Coelius/Michigan Engineering, Communications and Marketing A small, portable breath monitor […]

‘Sniff-cam’ to detect disease

Credit: American Chemical Society Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson’s disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that […]

Microfluidic array catches, holds single cervical cells for faster screening

Experimental results of immunostained cells using the microwell array with barriers. Credit: Soo Hyeon Kim Several screening tests for cervical cancer have been developed in recent years. One technique uses immunofluorescent staining to determine the levels of biomarkers to indicate a cell is undergoing HPV-related cancerous growth. Immunostaining for these proteins, however, can be time-intensive. […]

A catalyst for sustainable methanol

The technology makes it possible to recycle CO2 and produce methanol from it. Credit: ETH Zurich / Matthias Frei Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. Offering realistic market potential, the technology paves the way for the sustainable production of […]