Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers propose a new, quick way to detect coronavirus

A scientific group led by Skoltech Professor Evgeny Nikolaev, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has developed a coronavirus testing technology based on mass spectrometry. The new method provides for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taming COVID-19 requires urgent search for both vaccine and treatment

Bonnie Robeson, a senior lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, knows what it's like to take part in an urgent race to find a vaccine or treatment for a lethal malady, such as the current effort to contain the ...

Medications

FDA approves IV artesunate for severe malaria

Intravenous (IV) artesunate received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children with severe malaria, the agency announced Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One minute electro-optical coronavirus test developed

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Prof. Gabby Sarusi has developed a one-minute electro-optical test of nose, throat or breath samples that will identify both asymptomatic and affected carriers of the COVID-19 virus in ...

Medical research

New testing system predicts septic shock outcomes

More than 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis each year, and more than 270,000 die from it. The condition—which happens when the body has an extreme response to a bacterial or viral infection, causing a chain reaction ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinical performance of SARS-COV-2 antibody tests varies

(HealthDay)—The diagnostic specificity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) serologic assays varies, and sensitivity is poor during the first 14 days of symptoms, according to a study published ...

Immunology

New insights on allergies may improve diagnosis and treatment

Results from a study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital may help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, pointing to a potential marker of these conditions and a new therapeutic strategy. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Egypt hospitals near 'critical threshold' in virus fight

Three months after Egypt reported its first novel coronavirus case, medical experts warn the strained healthcare system of the Arab world's most populous nation is nearing a "critical threshold".

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