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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Phone swabs can accurately detect COVID-19

An accurate, non-invasive, and low-cost method of testing for COVID-19 using samples taken from the screens of mobile phones has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers at Diagnosis Biotech.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic pertussis more common in infants than previously thought

A new study challenges long-standing assumptions about disease severity in infants, and suggests that standard qPCR interpretations underestimate the true burden of other highly contagious diseases, such as COVID-19 and influenza.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hops show promise in treating liver disease

Research by Oregon State University suggests a pair of compounds originating from hops can help thwart a dangerous buildup of fat in the liver known as hepatic steatosis.

Medical research

Studies shed light on mechanisms of corneal renewal and morbidity

Can stem cells be identified and monitored in mature tissue? How do our organs cope with both the need for frequent renewal of tissue cells and the need to protect stem cell health in tissue that is exposed to environmental ...

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