Virus-like probes could help make rapid COVID-19 testing more accurate, reliable

Date: December 1, 2020 Source 1: University of California – San Diego Source 2: www.sciencedaily.com Summary: Nanoengineers have developed new and improved probes, known as positive controls, that could make it easier to validate rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests for COVID-19 across the globe. The advance could help expand testing to low-resource, underserved areas. Nanoengineers at […]


How Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress

Date: June 1, 2020 Source 1: University of Connecticut Source 2: www.sciencedaily.com Summary: Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A new study provides the first snapshot of the immediate impact of COVID-19 on Americans’ stress levels, coping


New technology can detect anti-virus antibody in 20 minutes

Date: May 22, 2020 Source 1: Hokkaido University Source 2: www.sciencedaily.com Summary: Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a suitable reagent is developed, this technology could be used to detect antibodies against

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