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New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results
A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster.
New weapon against antibiotic resistance
The European Centre for Disease ECDC estimates that 25,000 Europeans die each year due to antibiotic resistance. A multi-million crown project entitled RAPP-ID is now in full swing, its objective is to remedy antibiotic resistance with the design of new drugs. A number of KTH researchers are along for the ride.
Germicidal nappies just the beginning
It has been called both a killer plastic and an infectious weapon. The technology is now being tested by researchers at KTH and the tests include dressing cellulose fibres with a polymer which can kill bacteria and viruses, and kill off unpleasant odours.
This is what winter vomiting disease and video games have in common
The European Research Council's call, the ERC Advanced Grant is aimed at established world class researchers. Göran Stemme, KTH professor who specialises in microsystems, is the type of scientist it is aimed at. He has now received SEK 23 million to conduct research which may result in new medical technologies.
Virus warner to stop winter vomiting disease
The period between November and April - that is, right now - is the high season for the virus-based winter vomiting disease. What if there was a technology that could warn of disease in the air so that people could avoid such places. Well, there is. KTH researchers have invented a virus warner.
Recognition of major contributions on a micro scale
Their most successful project within medical diagnostics is a pressure sensor that measures strictures in the heart and consequently prevent heart attacks. Today hundreds of such sensors are sold every year, all over the world. When the European Research Council (ERC) announced grants to world-class researchers, Göran Stemme and his research colleagues at the Microsystem Technology Lab brought home SEK 23 million! Such research may result in new medical technology.