Medical research

Screening system for lung sound analysis

A multi-channel recording device developed at TU Graz for pathological lung sounds and associated automatic lung sound analysis could support existing screening methods for early detection of, for example, COVID-19 infections. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mutating coronavirus: what it means for all of us

An important milestone in the fight against COVID-19 came in early January 2020, when the entire viral genome of the novel coronavirus that causes the diseasewas sequenced for the first time. Since then, the full coronavirus ...

Medical research

Health experts grappling with what happens if COVID-19 cases leap

States are easing COVID-19 lockdowns, and many Americans are joyously leaping in with both feet, lowering their masks and their concerns about distancing as summer nears. But cases are continuing to rise in several states, ...

Vaccination

How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine

Vaccines that protect people from infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae, which kills up to 1 million children ever year worldwide, train the immune system to recognize the pathogen's thick sugar capsule. Pneumococcus capsules ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 context clues: Social factors shape the curve

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, markedly different scenarios played out in countries around the world. In northern Italy, the viral disease spread quickly and overwhelmed one of the world's most developed health ...

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