Biomedical technology

US scientists develop coating to capture airborne droplets

US scientists said Wednesday they had developed a sticky wall coating that repurposes ingredients used in hair conditioners to trap aerosolized droplets, and hope it will become another tool in the fight against COVID and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Speech droplets drive transmission of SARS-CoV-2

A new review published in the Journal of Internal Medicine indicates that unmasked speech in confined spaces poses the greatest risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to others.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do Halloween masks protect you from COVID-19?

Wearing a costume and mask for Halloween has long been a holiday tradition. But a costume mask is not a substitute for a protective mask. Cloth masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More evidence that masks help shield you from coronavirus

Here's some reassuring news for those who wonder whether face masks really work: New research shows a face covering can block 99.9% of respiratory droplets when a person speaks or coughs, significantly lowering the risk of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Airborne viruses can spread on dust, non-respiratory particles

Influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers and other microscopic particles, according to new research from the University of California, Davis and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. The findings, ...

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