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  • Planning for Future Pandemics Including Smallpox Outbreaks: Interview with Dr. Phil Gomez, CEO, SIGA Technologies
    by Conn Hastings on May 27, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant global consequences, with healthcare systems stretched to their limits, a growing death toll, and economic devastation as economies came grinding to a halt. The pandemic and its aftereffects will be with us for some time to come, but this isn’t the first pandemic humanity has weathered, and it won’t […]

  • Microfluidic Test for Viral Antibodies Takes Just 20 Minutes
    by Conn Hastings on May 27, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a microfluidic test that can detect antibodies against a viral infection. So far, the test has been optimized to detect avian flu, but could be adapted to detect antibodies against the virus causing COVID-19. The device can provide a result in as little as 20 minutes and […]

  • Quick Urine Test for Metabolic Precursors of Kidney Stones
    by Conn Hastings on May 27, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Researchers from Penn State and Stanford University have developed a 30-minute urine test to measure levels of substances that can contribute to kidney stone formation. The test could help patients to find out if they are prone to developing kidney stones or to monitor their progress in avoiding kidney stone formation through treatment or dietary […]

  • Fidget Spinner for Rapid Detection of Urinary Tract Infections
    by Rukmani Sridharan on May 26, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    More than half of all women experience at least one episode of urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime, with men also facing increasing risks of infection as they age. Current detection of UTIs rely on patients reporting symptoms followed by a lab culture of the urine for known bacterial culprits, which typically takes a […]

  • Smartphone Measures Hemoglobin Levels in Photos of Eyelids
    by Medgadget Editors on May 26, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Anemia is properly diagnosed using a blood test that measures hemoglobin, but simply looking behind a patient’s eyelid can be a pretty good alternative if you know how red the tissue is supposed to be. Now, a team at Purdue University has developed a technology that lets a clinician use smartphone pictures of the inner […]

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