Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher's COVID testing method in use globally

A method to help improve testing for COVID-19, first promoted by a University of Otago researcher, is being used worldwide as countries struggle to manage high demand for testing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stark disparities in New York City's virus toll

The coronavirus has cut an unequal path of grief through New York City, hitting hardest in a ring of predominantly poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods a long subway and bus ride from Manhattan, according to data released by the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NYC building virus testing capacity with more than 150 sites

New York City is ramping up its ability to test for the coronavirus, with testing available at more than 150 sites citywide and test kits made in the city now in use at city-run health clinics, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus test is imperfect step toward mass screening

A new type of coronavirus test offers a cheaper, quicker way to screen for infections, moving the U.S. toward the kind of mass screening that experts say is essential to returning millions of Americans to school and work.

Medical research

Research team develops new antibody test for COVID-19

As antibody testing ramps up across the country, Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibodies. The method requires only a single drop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most SARS-CoV-2-positive pregnant women asymptomatic at screening

Universal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) testing of pregnant women presenting for delivery in New York City revealed that most positive patients were asymptomatic, according to a research letter ...

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