Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. to buy $1 billion worth of rapid COVID tests

The Biden administration said Wednesday that it plans to purchase $1 billion worth of rapid, at-home coronavirus tests and take other actions to quadruple the number of tests available to Americans by December.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-COVID pill

Pfizer said Monday it had begun a middle-to-late stage clinical trial of a pill to stave off COVID in people who are exposed to infection.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread.

Neuroscience

Study: Measuring brain waves could diagnose dementia early

Our visual memory system has a phenomenally large capacity. Flick through the image gallery on your phone, or fast forward through a previously watched movie, and notice how the briefly presented images trigger memories with ...

Medical research

Blueprint for regulating lab-developed diagnostic tests

How should diagnostic tests developed in laboratories in hospitals and other health care settings be regulated—if at all? That's a question that has stirred lively debate within the U.S. health care system for years, but ...

Neuroscience

Researchers create a novel method of bioprinting neuron cells

A group of researchers including a Concordia Ph.D. student have developed a new method of bioprinting adult neuron cells. They're using a new laser-assisted technology that maintains high levels of cell viability and functionality.

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