Nanoparticles could aid fast test for infectious diseases

03/6/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

A screening method that uses DNA powder and gold nanoparticles has passed tests involving the identification of malaria and sexually transmitted diseases, researchers at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The test is being developed as a fast point-of-care assay for the diagnosis of multiple infections from a single small sample.

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