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15 Oct 2014

Diagnostic tool for leading viral cause of birth defects

 Dr Vincent Teng of Swansea University (left) and Dr Richard Stanton of Cardiff University_web

Researchers from Cardiff and Swansea Universities have been awarded a grant of more than £323k to develop a new, non-invasive, low-cost, and easy to use point of care device to diagnose Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV).

HCMV, a member of the herpes family of viruses, can have serious health consequences for those with weak immune systems, and a "devastating impact" on pregnant women and their babies if infected.

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