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.

Pediatrics

Human milk oligosaccharides: Sweet treats not just for kids

Supplements of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), the sugars found in breast milk, may help improve the gut health of adults, according to new research carried out at the Quadram Institute. Using highly advanced 'gut-on-chip' ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Perceiving the flavor of fat: A Monell Center twins study

Most people would agree that the pleasure of some foods stems in part from its fat content. New research, led by the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has now found that liking of fatty food is more complex than its fat content ...

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