Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portable, affordable, accurate, fast: Team invents new COVID-19 test

A new coronavirus test can get accurate results from a saliva sample in less than 30 minutes, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications. Many of the components of the hand-held device used in this technology ...

Genetics

Genes associated with COVID-19 risk identified

Having genetic risk variants in the ABO gene might significantly increase the chances of developing COVID-19, and other genes may also increase COVID-19 risk, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV vaccine candidate's mysteries unlocked 20 years later

About two decades after first devising a new kind of vaccine, Oregon Health & Science University researchers are unlocking why it stops and ultimately clears the monkey form of HIV, called SIV, in about half of nonhuman primates—and ...

Genetics

Improved vectors for ocular gene therapy

Strategies based on the use of gene therapy to mitigate the effects of mutations that cause blindness are undergoing rapid development. Novel gene vectors now achieve widespread gene delivery and reduce the risks associated ...

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