Bioengineers Design Rapid, Easy-to-Use Diagnostic Tests, University of California, Santa Barbara Study  
9/28/2012 8:04:54 AM

By mimicking nature's own sensing mechanisms, bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform. Their findings may aid efforts to build point-of-care devices for quick medical diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), allergies, autoimmune diseases and a number of other diseases. The new technology could dramatically impact world health, according to the research team.