Nanotechnology could enable test for early Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Manchester scientists have discovered previously unseen blood biomarkers which could one day be used to test for Alzheimer’s disease, years before its symptoms appear. The ground-breaking study, published in ACS Nano, used cutting-edge nanotechnology uniquely developed and patented by the Nanomedicine Lab in Manchester, to extract blood signals of Read more…

Pore-like proteins designed from scratch

Scientists at Leeds are part of an international collaboration that has designed a protein that self-assembles into an artificial pore. The protein sequence spontaneously transforms into a “transmembrane beta-barrel” – a tiny conduit or pore that embeds itself into a lipid membrane, mimicking its natural counterparts which are found in the walls of bacterial cells and enable nutrients, vitamins and strands of DNA to pass through. There is intense scientific interest in Read more…

Microbiology miracle – MicroBioSensor Ltd

MicroBioSensor is a medical device company manufacturing point of care diagnostics for bacterial infections. MicroBioSensor has transformed conventional laboratory microbiology through the creation of inexpensive, disposable in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) called MicroBioSensors. The company’s focus in on addressing unmet diagnostic needs in vulnerable patient groups, including the frail elderly and Read more…