Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Roche develops monkeypox PCR tests

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Wednesday it had come up with PCR tests that can detect monkeypox, as the virus spreads outside endemic countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it COVID, flu or RSV? New at-home test may tell

Americans will soon be able to self-test at home to find out whether they have COVID-19, the flu or another common germ, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop test that easily detects variants causing COVID-19

Rutgers scientists have developed a lab test that can quickly and easily identify which variant of the virus causing COVID-19 has infected a person, an advance expected to greatly assist health officials tracking the disease ...

Biomedical technology

Sweat sensor makes strides in detecting infection indicators

University of Texas at Dallas bioengineers in collaboration with EnLiSense LLC have designed a wearable sensor that can detect two key biomarkers of infection in human sweat, a significant step toward making it possible for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links telomere length to risk of death from COVID-19

New research to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Lisbon, Portugal (23-26 April), suggests that shorter telomeres, a feature of aging, may influence the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Frequent population screening can contain COVID-19

In the face of the escalating fifth wave outbreak in Hong Kong, the government is planning a universal population screening that will combine antigen tests and PCR tests.

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