Rice University develops rapid, accurate malaria test for rural areas

News-Medical.Net February 29, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: Rice University researchers developed a rapid, accurate malaria test, detecting Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 in whole blood. Results are available in 15 minutes and accessible via a smartphone app. The test is 12 times faster and simpler than commercial tests, with similar accuracy. It's designed for rural areas, potentially saving lives by enabling early detection and treatment of severe cases. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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