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Malaysia’s MARA university to develop diagnostic tool for early detection of major diseases
 

Malaysia’s MARA university to develop diagnostic tool for early detection of major diseases

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A team from Universiti Teknologi MARA are developing a diagnostic technology for the early detection of dengue, encephalitis and yellow fever - using the saliva of patients.
 
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13 Oct 2016 - General
 
Well done, MARA University of Malaysia for the development of diagnostic tool SERS for early detection of few major and lethal diseases such as dengue fever, Murray Valley encephalitis Japanese encephalitis, tick-born encephalitis and yellow fever. I think the best thing about this diagnostic tool is the use of non-invasive and safe sample for detection. Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) requires saliva for detection of NS1 as a physiological marker for flavivirus-infected diseases. it ...
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Promising news from Malaysia this time comes from the Universiti Teknologi MARA. Using the patients’ saliva, they are aiming to diagnose a group of flavivirus infectous diseases. This group includes dengue fever, Murray Valley encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile encephalitis and yellow fever. Although the research is still in the beginning and the efficacy of using SERS in detecting NS1 is still under trial, the potential success of this technique will mean ch...
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