Submitted by marian on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:48

A blood test developed by Tulane researchers combines nanotechnology with artificial intelligence to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in children. The nanotechnology allows scientists to see small components of the bacteria that causes TB. The test accurately detected TB in 89% of children who were known to have confirmed TB and identified 74% of children with unconfirmed TB that standard tests missed.

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