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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID-19 technology to deliver faster, more accurate test results

The latest research from Murdoch University and the Perron Institute is paving the way for the development of a new technological screening platform that will rapidly and accurately detect COVID-19, without compromising quality.


How flossing and brushing may be good for your lungs

Did you ever think that a simple task like brushing your teeth could actually keep your lungs healthy—in addition to preventing cavities and gum disease? From chewing sticks to using twigs, hog bristles and horsehair, people ...

Biomedical technology

Photonic technology enables fast, sensitive saliva test for COVID-19

Researchers from ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences and IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, both in Spain, have demonstrated a new low-cost portable instrument that manipulates light and fluid for fast and reliable detection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surveillance testing shown to reduce community COVID-19 spread

COVID-19 is often asymptomatic and can lead infected individuals to spread the disease without knowing it. Yet, regular surveillance testing of a community can catch these cases and prevent outbreaks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some at-home tests may miss Omicron in early stages of infection

(HealthDay)—The Abbott BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue—two widely used rapid at-home COVID tests—may sometimes fail to spot evidence of the Omicron variant in the first days after infection, even when people are carrying ...

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