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Rapid sensors detect

infections

Low-cost screen-printed carbon sensors have been

used to rapidly detect bacteria commonly found in

wounds, which could pave the way for a real-time

medical device.

The University of Strathclyde and NHS Ayrshire

& Arran used sensitive portable electrochemical

sensors, which detected infections in clinical samples

within half an hour - far quicker than current hospital

laboratory testing, which typically takes at least 48

hours for gold-standard laboratory methods of wound

infection detection and bacterial identification.

In a collaboration with NHS Ayrshire & Arran

clinicians, dressings and swabs were collected from

people with diabetes-related foot ulcers at University

Hospital Ayr. These samples were then measured at

the University of Strathclyde using the novel sensor,

revealing that the presence of bacterial infection could

be rapidly detected.

The electrochemical technique adopted measures

the electrical 'impedance' of a sample over a wide

range of electrical signal frequencies, creating spectra

- formed by measuring how current flows through

the bacterial layer at each frequency. Changes to

these spectra over time can be investigated, providing

information about the microbiological content of the

sample. This and a unique mathematical approach to

studying the spectra have resulted in patents being

granted for the method.

To read more, CLICK HERE.

Remission over 'cure'

A consensus report examining the terminology for

type 2 remission states the importance of using the

term over other words including 'reversal' or 'cure'.

Type 2 diabetes experts addressed the terminology

in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and

Metabolism. They found that "remission" is the

most appropriate term as it acknowledges that an

improvement in the condition may not be permanent.

Type 2 diabetes remission can be achieved through

various methods, including surgery or a period of

following a very low-calorie diet. More research is

needed to fully understand the long-term implications

of Type 2 diabetes remission.

To read the report, CLICK HERE.

Lungs & Type 1

Lung infections could trigger the onset of Type 1 diabetes,

according to researchers at the Liggins Institute at the

University of Auckland. Looking for patterns in vast

databases of genomic data, the researchers ranked

genetic mutations associated with Type 1 according to

effects of the condition through different tissues in the

body - the biggest impacts occurred to genes in the lung.

Lead researcher Professor O'Sullivan says, "The results

support a theory that respiratory viral infections can

trigger the onset of type-1 diabetes. If the theory proves

correct, drugs could be developed to target the key genes

and slow the onset of the disease."

The study is published in Communications Biology.

T2 & arsenic

A study has identified the biological mechanism linking

long-term arsenic exposure to conditions such as cancer

and Type 2 diabetes, which could lead to potential new

targets for drug development.

Risk factor for Type 2 diabetes includes environmental

toxicant exposure, particularly chronic exposure

to arsenic - shown to affect insulin production and

sensitivity, blood sugar levels, and lipid profiles. Arsenic

is a natural metalloid found in soil and can be one of

the most significant contaminants in drinking water

globally. Combined with occupational exposures, such as

mining, more than 160m people are exposed to arsenic

worldwide.

The research at the University of Arizona in the US

found a biological mechanism by which chronic arsenic

exposure led to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance

- two key features of diabetes progression.

To read the study, CLICK HERE.

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