Clinically Recovered Doesn't Mean No Longer Infectious With COVID-19News
Researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.Read more
Sustainable Horseshoe Crab Aquaculture Could Benefit Human DiagnosticsNews
Study finds that Limulus Amebocyte Lysate from healthy and well-fed horseshoe crabs in aquaculture is of a higher quality, enabling its use in quick and affordable assays on human blood.
App Concept Could Track Coronavirus Without Needing to Know Your LocationNews
A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results today in Science that furthers our understanding of coronavirus transmission. The researcher could assist the development of mobile apps for instant contact tracing in record time.Read more
What Led to Reagent Shortages for Coronavirus Testing in the US?Article
Testing the right person is a crucial aspect in any pandemic. Apart from saving lives, widespread testing can provide important data required to model the course of the outbreak. Reagents are a critical component of testing. Unfortunately, many US labs have struggled to procure the reagents needed to perform large batches of coronavirus diagnostic testing.
A Point-of-Care CRISPR-based COVID-19 Diagnostic Is on the HorizonArticle
The lab of Dr Changchun Liu at the University of Connecticut Health Center has recently developed a simple, low-cost, CRISPR-based method which can detect infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Technology Networks spoke to Dr Liu to learn more about the method and the next steps to be taken before a point-of-care diagnostic test using it could become widely available.
COVID-19: Screening Antiviral Drugs Using SARS-CoV-2 Infection ModelsArticle
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will screen approximately 1,000 drugs, which have already received regulatory approval for other indications, to ascertain if they can reduce virus infection or replication and virus-induced inflammatory responses in airway epithelial cell models and to determine if they can therefore be repurposed to treat COVID-19 patients.Read more
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