Using Shrink Wrap to Detect Infectious Disease

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-19659
Published May 01, 2014 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Current methods of detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other deadly infectious diseases quickly can help prevent their rapid spread and allow for more effective treatments. But, most current disease detection methods are cost-prohibitive in many areas of the world. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, say that they have developed a new nanotechnology method that employs common, everyday shrink wrap, that may make highly sensitive, extremely low-cost diagnosis of infectious disease agents possible.