Latest John McDevitt Stories

2011-02-10 01:15:20

Diagnostic chip may help hearts, cut costs Heart disease is a silent killer, but new microchip technology from Rice University is expected to advance the art of diagnosis. During National Heart Health Month, Rice Professor John McDevitt will discuss the potential of this technology to detect cardiac disease early at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-21. Cardiac disease is the focus of one of six ongoing major...

2011-02-10 01:07:32

Rice University scientists refine process at heart of diagnostic bio-nano-chip Microsponges derived from seaweed may help diagnose heart disease, cancers, HIV and other diseases quickly and at far lower cost than current clinical methods. The microsponges are an essential component of Rice University's Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip (PBNC) and the focus of a new paper in the journal Small. The paper by John McDevitt, the Brown-Wiess Professor in Bioengineering and Chemistry, and his colleagues at...

2010-04-05 14:55:00

Rice's nano-bio-chip effective in pilot study to detect premalignancies The gentle touch of a lesion on the tongue or cheek with a brush can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques, according to preliminary studies by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The test that uses Rice's diagnostic nano-bio-chip was found to be 97...

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