Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests

first_imgThe Longitude Prize has named the latest winners of funding for the development of point-of-care diagnostic tests that will conserve antibiotics.The United Kingdom–based seed funding program, launched in 2014 to address the problem of antibiotic overuse and resistance, announced this week that four teams from India won the third round of Discovery Award funding, with each team receiving awards from £10,000 to £25,000 ($13,355 to $33,388) to work toward prototype development and validation of their tests. The Longitude Prize has now awarded funding to 29 different teams from around the world.Three teams focus on sepsisThree of the newly awarded teams are developing tests that could help reduce morbidity and mortality due to sepsis, a condition that occurs when the body’s reaction to infection triggers an inflammatory response throughout the body. IDI Group is developing an ultrasensitive magnetic biosensor to rapidly detect and identify endotoxins in the blood, an innovation that could help clinicians treat sepsis in its early stages and choose the right antibiotic therapy.NanoDX Healthcare is evaluating Septiflo, a low-cost, disposable kit that can detect bacteria in a drop of blood in under 10 minutes and stratify patients based on whether the bacterial infection is caused by a gram-negative or a gram-positive pathogen. The company says the device is intended for use in rural and urban settings and doesn’t require trained physicians or a microbiology laboratory.SpotSense is conducting validation of a non-invasive, sputum-based test for diagnosing neonatal sepsis, which accounts for nearly a quarter of all newborn deaths in India. The device tests for levels of sepsis biomarkers in neonatal saliva and then uses an algorithm to calculate a sepsis score. The team says the device can also be used to evaluate severity and guide antibiotic therapy and can be utilized by nurses or midwives without the need of a pathology lab.Companion AST, or cAST, is developing a new imaging device to perform rapid point-of-care diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in urinary tract infections. The low-cost imaging tool generates antibiotic susceptibility reports directly from urine samples.Discovery Award funding is intended to help researchers develop their ideas and compete for the Longitude Prize, which will be awarded to the team that can develop a transformative point-of-care test that will improve antibiotic treatment decisions—and help conserve antibiotics—by either ruling out unnecessary antibiotic use or identifying the most effective antibiotic. The test needs to be accurate, affordable, rapid, easy-to-use in all global healthcare settings, and ready for clinical performance trials.Winners of the Longitude Prize will receive £8 million ($10.7 million).  See also:Dec 20 Longitude Prize blog postlast_img read more

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College softball: BPCC hits 40-win mark after splitting DH with Baton Rouge CC

first_imgHailey Pence and Ally Klein also had two hits each. Stacey Landry had a double. Bossier Parish Community College split a non-conference doubleheader against Baton Rouge Community College on Monday in Baton Rouge. The Lady Cavs raised their record to 40-16 with the Game 2 victory. Former Benton star Abi Cole had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI. Emily Hardy went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Rebecca Shepherd went 2-for-4 with a double. Game 2 went into extra innings tied at 1. BPCC scored three in the top of the ninth, but BRCC put four across in the bottom of the inning to win. Jenna James scattered eight hits and struck out nine.center_img Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Six Lady Cavs had multiple hits as BPCC pounded out 16 hits in Game 1. Hailey Ebey went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. The Lady Cavs got just three hits, all singles. The Cavs lost to the first game 5-4 in nine innings and won the second 12-7.last_img read more

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Argentina makes three changes for Wallabies visit

first_imgRugby Union BUENOS AIRES – Argentina recalled winger Ramiro Moyano as they made three changes for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test with Australia, who need to win the match to avoid the wooden spoon. Moyano missed the 35-17 loss to New Zealand last Saturday due to a rib complaint but has been drafted into the 30-man squad as a replacement for Bautista Delguy, who will be out for three weeks with a shoulder injury, the Argentine Rugby Union said in a statement. Coach Mario Ledesma also included blindside flanker Santiago Grondona in place of the injured Tomas Lezana and winger Manuel Montero for Matias Osadczuk, who was released to play for Argentina’s second string side in a tournament in Uruguay. The Pumas host Australia in Salta on Saturday in their last Rugby Championship match of the season. Argentina are three points ahead of Australia, who have won only one of their five matches in the competition this season and were surprisingly beaten 23-19 by the South Americans when the teams met in Queensland last month. New Zealand wrapped up the Rugby Championship title last weekend when they beat the Pumas in Buenos Aires. – Reuterslast_img read more

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Eagles Land In London Ahead Of Serbia Friendly; 1st Training Session Held On Sunday…

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria have touched down in London ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly clash with Serbia at The Hive in London.Players and Officials landed in London on Saturday and thereafter held their 1st training session on Sunday morning under the watchful eyes of head coach Gernot Rohr.The training session at the Barnet FC Stadium in London also featured new arrivals like Junior Ajayi, Gabriel Okechukwu and Mikel Agu while Oghenekaro Etebo was on the sidelines.Etebo was ruled out of Friday’s 1-0 win over Poland at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw after sustaining an injury while he was on club duty.RelatedEtebo Out As Super Eagles Begin Training For Brazil FriendlyOctober 10, 2019In “National Team”Rohr Invites 28 Players For Poland, Serbia FriendliesMarch 7, 2018In “National Team”Eagles Train In Dnipro Ahead Of Ukraine FriendlySeptember 8, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more

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‘Wayne Rooney must rediscover his NASTY side’ – Teddy Sheringham EXCLUSIVE

first_img1 Wayne Rooney – Should he be anywhere near the Man United first XI? Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham has implored Wayne Rooney to rediscover his ‘horrible and nasty side’ to get back to his best for club and country.It hasn’t been the best few years for Rooney, who has suffered a footballing identity crisis and has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and within the England squad.The United captain, who is close to breaking the club’s all-time appearance record, was benched for the THIRD consecutive game for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City, as he continues to struggle to find his place in Jose Mourinho’s side.Even fans admit that the Red Devils have better options than Rooney in both attack and midfield, and Sheringham believes he is a totally different player without the ‘bite and spark’ which epitomised his early career.“I’ve been saying for a long time now that Wayne Rooney doesn’t have the bite and spark he had about five years ago,” the three-time Premier League winner told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Without that horrible nastiness, he’s half the player.“He has got to ask himself some serious questions. What is it that makes him a great player? For me that is it.“If he can get that back, if he can start performing on the edge again, which made him who he was, then I think you’ve still got a player there…but I haven’t seen that for the last 18 months to two years.“That edge was the difference between Wayne Rooney being a good player and an exceptional player, and I think he needs to get that back to get back into the Manchester United team.“You ask centre-halves who have played against him six or seven years ago and are playing against him now – it’s a different footballer.“The Wayne Rooney of six or seven years ago was a horrible, nasty man who you didn’t want to play against.“That’s not the case at the moment.”last_img read more

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