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Research from Department of Pathology Yields New Findings on Nanoprobes

June 20, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoprobes. According to news reporting from Henan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Since many diseases are caused by pathogenic bacterial infections, accurate and rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria is in urgent need to timely apply appropriate treatments and to reduce economic costs. To end this, we designed molecular beacon-Au nanoparticle hybrid nanoprobes to improve the bacterial detection efficiency and sensitivity."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Pathology, "Here, we show that the designed molecular beacon modified Au nanoparticles could specifically recognize synthetic DNAs targets and can readily detect targets in clinical samples. Moreover, the hybrid nanoprobes can recognize Escherichia coli within an hour at a concentration of 10(2) cfu/ml, which is 1000-folds sensitive than using molecular beacon directly."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our results show that the molecular beacon-Au nanoparticle hybrid nanoprobes have great potential in medical and biological applications."

For more information on this research see: Highly sensitive and rapid bacteria detection using molecular beacon-Au nanoparticles hybrid nanoprobes. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 2014;57():133-8. (Elsevier -; Biosensors & Bioelectronics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Cao, Dept. of Pathology, The First People?s Hospital of Shangqiu, Henan, Shangqiu 476000, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include C. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Wang and F. Liu (see also Nanoprobes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Henan, Nanoprobes, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China.

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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