Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Saliva test could provide early warning for severe COVID cases

Saliva samples could soon be key to predicting the severity of someone's case of COVID-19, allowing hospitals to triage patients effectively, according to new research from the University of Surrey.

Biomedical technology

Rapid, at-home prototype saliva test that's as good as RT-PCR

At-home COVID-19 tests have become an easy way to self-diagnose. But current tests have drawbacks, such as the length of time it takes to get an answer, or how accurately the test can identify a positive case. And most of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Skin swabs could be how we test for COVID-19 in the future

Skin swabs are "surprisingly effective" at identifying COVID-19 infection, according to new research from the University of Surrey, offering a route to a non-invasive future for COVID-19 testing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SHIELD program is a model for effective pandemic management, data shows

In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university successfully maintained operations throughout ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study tracks COVID-19 infection dynamics in adults

A team led by scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign tracked the rise and fall of SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva and nasal cavities of people newly infected with the virus. The study was the first to follow acute ...

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