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Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics

Researchers develop an olfactory sensor using your unique chemical composition to confirm who you are

24-Jun-2022

Biometric authentication like fingerprint and iris scans are a staple of any spy movie, and trying to circumvent those security measures is often a core plot point. But these days the technology is not limited to spies, as fingerprint verification and facial recognition are now common features on ...

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New label-free detection technique digitally counts intact SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in saliva or exhaled breath

25-Jan-2022

As health and research institutions continue to rapidly develop new methodologies for detecting SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory have found themselves at both forefronts of discovery and featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical ...

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Antibiotic levels measurable in breath for first time

Researchers are testing a biosensor for personalized dosing of medications

23-Sep-2021

A team of engineers and biotechnologists at the University of Freiburg has for the first time shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples. The breath measurements also corresponded to the antibiotic concentrations in the blood. The ...

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Detection of cancer from exhaled breath

Breath gas analysis for medical diagnostics

03-Dec-2020

The air we exhale contains information that can assist with the diagnosis of disease. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Project Hub for Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine MEOS are now developing solutions designed to enable the analysis of breath gas for this purpose. Although their ...

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Measuring ethanol’s deadly twin

18-Sep-2019

ETH researchers have developed an inexpensive, handheld measuring device that can distinguish between methanol and potable alcohol. It offers a simple, quick method of detecting adulterated or contaminated alcoholic beverages and is able to diagnose methanol poisoning in exhaled breath. Methanol ...

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Cancer diagnosis with a breath test

A new test for the early detection of lung cancer measures tiny changes in the composition of the breath

21-Apr-2017

“Inhale deeply ... and exhale.” This is what a test for lung cancer could be like in future. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have developed a method that can detect the disease at an early stage. To this effect, they investigated the presence of ...

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Owlstone Medical and Imperial College collaborate to study underlying causes of asthma exacerbations

Breath analysis technology to be used to predict and characterise onset of severe asthma attacks

02-Nov-2016

Owlstone Medical, a diagnostics company, announced it has entered into collaboration with Imperial College London. The company’s breath analysis technology will be deployed in an ongoing study led by Imperial College to evaluate underlying causes of exacerbations in severe asthma patients. An ...

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Optical 'dog's nose' may hold key to breath analysis

09-Jul-2015

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future. The researchers have developed an instrument they ...

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