Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Make your holiday gatherings COVID-safer with rapid tests

Even with nearly 63% of Californians fully vaccinated, some public health officials worry that big gatherings this holiday season could lead to big outbreaks of COVID-19. But families looking to reunite have at least one ...

Medical research

Study pinpoints molecular targets of transplant rejection

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Monash University have made a significant discovery that uncovers what is happening at the molecular level when an organ transplant is recognized as foreign by the immune system.

Oncology & Cancer

The signatures of peritoneal metastases

Surgical removal of the primary tumor is usually not enough. One in two colorectal cancer patients develops distant metastases. In about 30 percent of the cases, they appear in the lining of the abdominal cavity—the peritoneum. ...

Medical research

Experts explain the ins and outs of different COVID-19 tests

With kids returning to school and many adults heading back to the office or traveling, something as simple as a cough or runny nose might lead to panic—and the need for a COVID-19 test. But because of the wide availability ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A better molecular test to detect tuberculosis

The 'Xpert Ultra' molecular test has a greater capacity than its predecessor ('Xpert MTB/RIF') in detecting tuberculosis cases, either passively (i.e. people who attend the hospital with disease symptoms) or actively (searching ...

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