Addiction

New tests for designer drugs could help save lives

With a deluge of designer drugs hitting the streets, researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are racing to develop new drug testing methods that can quickly and accurately identify these drugs, along with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-invasive malaria screening device uses light for diagnosis

Rapid tests, which are easy to deploy and require minimal equipment, provide an important diagnostic tool in the ongoing effort against malaria, which affects more than 250 million people around the world annually. While ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 detection in 30 minutes using gene scissors

CRISPR-Cas is versatile: Besides the controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs), created through gene editing, various new scientific studies use different orthologues of the effector protein Cas to detect nucleic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Schrödinger's COVID: Infected without testing positive?

A few weeks back, my partner and I attended a wedding where, it turns out, love wasn't the only thing in the air. Within 36 hours, a dozen attendees reported positive COVID-19 tests—which means they may have been infected ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 rapid tests: How to make sense of the results

As fall temperatures set in, cold and flu season gets into full swing and holiday travel picks up, people will undoubtedly have questions about COVID-19 testing. Is this the year people can finally return to large gatherings ...

Medications

New ways of reducing antibiotics in primary care

In human medicine, antibiotics are most commonly used in primary care, particularly for respiratory and urinary tract infections. But it is precisely for these illnesses that patients are often prescribed antibiotics unnecessarily. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How protected am I from COVID-19? A new test could tell you at home

Say you're going to a wedding or a concert or are about to leave the country. You've been vaccinated against COVID-19, even boosted, but you have an underlying medical condition. You might have a young child who's received ...

page 1 from 20