Medical research

Harvard researchers want more 'crappy' tests for COVID-19

The aphorism "perfect is the enemy of good enough" has been played out to tragic effect in the US's inadequate testing for the coronavirus, according to researchers calling for quick tests that cost only about a dollar each, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Belgian biotech firm to roll out coronavirus antibody tests

A Belgian biotech firm has started producing tests to rapidly detect antibodies against coronavirus infections, part of a push several countries are making to determine who might be immune.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 tests work, and why they're in short supply

One key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 is knowing who has it. A delay in reliable tests and COVID-19 diagnostics in the United States has painted an unreliable picture of just how many people are infected and how the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'The tip of the iceberg': Virologist discusses COVID-19

As of March 20, more than 8,700 people worldwide had died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Caltech trustee David Ho (BS '74) of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research ...

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