Biomedical technology

Faster and cheaper COVID-19 testing using pencil lead

Testing is key to understanding and controlling the spread of COVID-19, which has already taken more than four million lives around the world. However, current tests are limited by the tradeoff between accuracy and the time ...

Medical research

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast smartphone self-test for COVID-19 developed

By depositing a saliva sample on a tiny device attached to your smartphone, you could find out in five minutes if you're infected, say pharmacists at Université de Montréal. The researchers are working on a technique to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 : Measuring viral RNA to predict which patients will die

The amount of a SARS-CoV-2 genetic material—viral RNA—in the blood is a reliable indicator in detecting which patients will die of the disease, a team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Dr. Daniel Kaufmann ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experimental 'blood test' accurately screens for PTSD

An artificial intelligence tool—which analyzed 28 physical and molecular measures, all but one from blood samples—confirmed with 77 percent accuracy a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in male combat veterans, ...

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