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Novel Technology Could Significantly Reduce Coronavirus Diagnostic Time
News   Feb 17, 2020

Diagnosing coronavirus takes approximately one hour using current methods. A new technology, based on a combination of optics and magnetic particles, can rapidly test 100 samples of patients potentially infected with the virus and reduce the diagnostic time to approximately 15 minutes.

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Test Measures Immune Response To Improve Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
News   Feb 17, 2020

Simple blood test could be an important new diagnostic tool for assessing suspicious ovarian growths.

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Viral Genomics Plus Public Health Data Equals New Insights on Mumps
News   Feb 14, 2020

By studying mumps virus transmission using genomic data, researchers have revealed new links details about how the disease can spread.

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Unusually Large Viruses Found in Unexpected Places
News   Feb 14, 2020

Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with a complexity normally associated with living organisms.

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Question Over MRSA Treatment Strategies
News   Feb 14, 2020

A clinical trial has revealed that using two antibiotics to treat MRSA infection provides no advantage over using a single antibiotic.

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Remdesivir Prevents MERS Coronavirus Disease in Monkeys
News   Feb 14, 2020

The antiviral drug remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from a team of National Institutes of Health scientists.

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CRISPR "Mini-gene" Approach Prevents Liver Disease in Mice
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new CRISPR gene-editing technique prevented a genetic liver disease known to be driven by hundreds of different mutations and improved clinical symptoms in mice, Penn Medicine researchers reported in new proof-of-concept study.

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To Slow an Epidemic, Focus on Handwashing
News   Feb 13, 2020

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

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When It Comes to Sci Comms, Keep It Simple
News   Feb 13, 2020

When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand.

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Vaccine for Shingles May Also Reduce Risk of Stroke
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study found that Zoster Vaccine Live, one type of shingles vaccination, may prevent some older adults from having a stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020.

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