Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought

It is easier to get infected in winter than in summer—this is true for the Corona pandemic, for influenza and for other viral diseases. Relative humidity plays an important role in this. Outdoors, it is much higher outside ...

Biomedical technology

Faster and cheaper COVID-19 testing using pencil lead

Testing is key to understanding and controlling the spread of COVID-19, which has already taken more than four million lives around the world. However, current tests are limited by the tradeoff between accuracy and the time ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tumors partially destroyed with sound don't come back

Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Signs of COVID-19 may be hidden in speech signals

It's often easy to tell when colleagues are struggling with a cold—they sound sick. Maybe their voices are lower or have a nasally tone. Infections change the quality of our voices in various ways. But MIT Lincoln Laboratory ...

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