Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood test measures immunity against SARS-CoV-2

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and EPFL teamed up to develop a new test that's sensitive enough to measure the amount of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies present in the bloodstream. The scientists' discovery, published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smartphone photos can be used to detect anemia

A picture of a person's inner eyelid taken with a standard smartphone camera can be used to screen for anemia, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Selim Suner of Brown University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First NZ study to diagnostically validate COVID-19 saliva testing

Scientists at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have used real-world samples to confirm the 98.7 percent accuracy of a saliva test for COVID-19. This is the first, and currently the only, COVID-19 saliva ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Dog coronavirus found in humans' – why you shouldn't worry

Scientists have found a new canine coronavirus in a handful of people hospitalized with pneumonia. This may sound alarming, but once we unpack it, you will see that there's no reason to lose any sleep.

Medications

New drugs to fight COVID-19 developed

Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland have developed two new drugs to both prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, and also treat people who have been exposed to the virus so they do not develop severe ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Simple diagnostic tool predicts individual risk of Alzheimer's

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed an algorithm that combines data from a simple blood test and brief memory tests, to predict with great accuracy who will develop Alzheimer's disease in the future. The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis C testing, treatment down during the pandemic

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 pandemic reduced routine hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment, according to a study published online May 10 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Medical research

Natural immunity to malaria provides clues to potential therapies

WEHI researchers have identified how natural human antibodies can block malaria parasites from entering red blood cells, potentially indicating how new protective therapies could be developed against this globally significant ...

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