The COVID-19 Pandemic – News and Features
At-Home Test for Autonomic Symptoms of Long COVID Release
A home test to help patients manage long covid at home has been developed and is available to download. The test can be done by anyone with symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in conditions such as long covid, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and diabetes 1 and 2 where people get feelings such as dizziness or blackouts.
Cell Size Regulates Molecular Separation
New research shows that cell size and membranes may play a key role in regulating the distribution of molecules inside cells.
Study Examines "Disintegration" of Time During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a study, distortions in time perception have been associated with persistent negative mental outcomes and so are an important risk factor to target with early interventions.
Promising Results From “New Generation” of Coronavirus Vaccine
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are developing a coronavirus vaccine designed to be less sensitive to mutations and equipped for future strains.
Tackling Cybersecurity Threats in the Biotechnology Industry
In this interview with Zach Powers, CISO at Benchling, an R&D cloud platform for the biotechnology industry, we discuss why biotech is being targeted by cybercriminals, the importance of data security and how the industry can mitigate cyber threats.
Advances Made in Detecting Viruses in Wastewater
Researchers have developed a new quantitative RT-qPCR assay that is able to detect the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater.
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Safe in Patients With Heart Failure
mRNA vaccinations against COVID-19 are safe and reduce hospitalization in those with heart failure, according to a new study.
We Must Keep the Pressure On To Succeed in Global Public Health During COVID and Beyond
This opinion piece discusses the importance of not letting our guard down on infectious diseases, especially in low and middle income countries where developing effective medications that ensure access and affordability is essential.
Improved Methods for Micro-Organosphere Generation Developed
Scientists devise novel methods in their microfluidic technology to produce optimized platforms for tissue and disease modeling.
Preserving the Power of Clinical Data
Chris Sigley highlights some of the main findings from the Ethical Medicines Industry Group and Arkivum’s annual survey tracking the progress of digital transformation and clinical data strategies of 305 global life sciences organizations.