Inflammatory disorders

Sensor tracks cortisol levels in real time

Skoltech researchers have developed a prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor for continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time, which can help monitor various health conditions. The paper was published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chip simplifies COVID-19 testing, delivers results on a phone

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an off-the-shelf cell phone, according to Rice University engineers.

Oncology & Cancer

Better diagnosis for brain cancer

A research team from both Scottish and UK institutions using infrared spectroscopy at Diamond Light Source reports a major advance in brain tumor diagnosis made by. This will enable non-invasive diagnoses of primary brain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variants

Editor's note: Two new strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 called B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 have been found in the U.K. and South Africa and are thought to be more transmissible. In this interview, David Kennedy, a ...

Medical research

Forecasting the next COVID-19

Princeton disease ecologist C. Jessica Metcalf and Harvard physician and epidemiologist Michael Mina say that predicting disease could become as commonplace as predicting the weather. The Global Immunological Observatory, ...

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