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Study Identifies Child Cancer Patients Most at Risk of Serious Infections

New research has identified the child cancer patients at greatest risk of developing life-threatening infections, in a crucial step towards the development of an early diagnostic test.
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Paper-Based Immunoassay Detects SARS-CoV-2-Specific Antibodies

An antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 that doesn't require a blood test has been developed, as it uses microneedles and a paper-based immnuoassay instead.
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Fast, Cheap Method for Measuring SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies Developed

A new method for measuring SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies could become a valuable tool in determining when booster vaccinations are needed.
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Test Identifies COVID-19 Variants in Hours

A rapid COVID-19 test has been used to track the prevalence of different variants of SARS-CoV-2, helping to make policy decisions in North Texas.
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Digital PCR Could Help Select the Best Rapid Malaria Test for an Area

According to a study, a digital polymerase chain reaction technique for screening malaria parasite genomes can help identify mutations that allow them to dodge detection by some rapid tests.
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New Tool Could Enable Rapid Ebola Diagnosis

A new tool that uses optical microring resonators could be developed into a rapid test for Ebolavirus.
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New Diagnostic Test for TB Detects DNA Fragments in the Blood

Researchers have developed a new highly sensitive blood test for tuberculosis (TB) that screens for DNA fragments of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria that causes the deadly disease.
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COVID-19's Delta Surge Features High Prevalence of Smell Loss

The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been shown to have loss of taste and smell as a prevalent symptom, even among the vaccinated.
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How Can Wastewater Testing Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks?

Technology Networks spoke to Francisco Bizouarn, market development manager of the Digital Biology Group at Bio-Rad Laboratories, to find out how wastewater testing works and how it can anticipate a rise in cases of COVID-19 and the emergence of new variants.
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Evolution of Lyme Disease Testing and Future Perspectives

This article explores the current state of Lyme disease testing and how improvements could be made in the future to improve time to diagnosis.
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