PLoS Computational Biology

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new strategy for pooling COVID-19 tests to detect outbreaks early

Researchers have proposed a new quantitative strategy for pooling COVID-19 tests in order to monitor spread and detect outbreaks early within closed communities, such as nursing homes or universities. Vincent Brault of Université ...

Neuroscience

Time perception and sense of touch: A new connection

The perception of time relates to the sense of touch. A new SISSA study "A sensory integration account for time perception," published in PLOS Computational Biology uncovers this connection. "The challenge to neuroscience ...

Medical research

Mathematical study describes how metastasis starts

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cutting COVID-19 infectious period could prevent millions of cases

A new computational analysis suggests that a vaccine or medication that could shorten the infectious period of COVID-19 may potentially prevent millions of cases and save billions of dollars. The study was led by Bruce Lee ...

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