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Biomedical technology

Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test delivers results within 4 minutes with 90% accuracy

A low-cost, rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by Penn Medicine provides COVID-19 results within four minutes with 90 percent accuracy. A paper published this week in Matter details the fast and inexpensive diagnostic ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

New testing for bike helmets accounts for head injuries sustained at speed

A new method tests for the first time how well helmets protect against the commonest and worst cycling brain injuries: those sustained from motion

Psychology & Psychiatry

A safe space: Medical researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

For years, Dr. Asher Marks, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Yale New Haven Hospital, has urged his young patients to attend ...

Neuroscience

For the brain, timing is everything

For decades the dominant approach to understanding the brain has been to measure how many times individual neurons activate during particular behaviors. In contrast to this "rate code," a more recent hypothesis proposes that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 wastewater testing proves effective in new study

Wastewater testing is an effective way to identify new cases of COVID-19 in nursing homes and other congregate living settings, and it may be particularly useful for preventing outbreaks in college dormitories, a new University ...

Neuroscience

New neuroelectronic system can read and modify brain circuits

As researchers learn more about the brain, it has become clear that responsive neurostimulation is becoming increasingly effective at probing neural circuit function and treating neuropsychiatric disorders, such as epilepsy ...

Biomedical technology

3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests

Researchers at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. These tests are widespread in the form of the classic pregnancy test and the COVID-19 self-tests. ...

Medications

Microneedle patch delivers antibiotics locally in the skin

MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial strains. To solve these problems, researchers at ...