Medical research

A new control material to prevent coronavirus test failures

Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have designed a new control material that laboratories can use to check the correct functioning of their coronavirus tests and to avoid false negatives.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US lab unveils portable 5-minute COVID-19 test

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 appears less severe in children, review says

As outbreaks of COVID-19 disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continue worldwide, there's reassuring evidence that children have fewer symptoms and less severe disease. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pesticides increase the risk of schistosomiasis, a tropical disease

Schistosomiasis is a severe infectious disease caused by parasitic worms. As an intermediate host, freshwater snails play a central role in the life cycle of the parasite. In a recent study published in the journal Scientific ...

Genetics

New gene mutation associated with Fabry cardiomyopathy

The A143T variant of the GLA gene is associated with an increased risk of Fabry cardiomyopathy, according to a new study. The variant plays a role in lipid metabolism. According to the researchers, patients carrying the mutation ...

Oncology & Cancer

New CAR-T target yields promising results for multiple myeloma

Too many patients with cancers like multiple myeloma relapse after treatment. This grim reality motivated researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) to try to improve the depth and durability ...

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