Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CRISPR-based malaria testing on the fly

To achieve the goal of eradicating malaria set by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Malaria Control Programme, it is critical that all local transmission of malaria parasites in defined geographic areas is eliminated. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SalivaDirect: What you need to know about the new COVID-19 test

As businesses and schools tentatively reopen amid an ongoing pandemic, scientists at the Yale School of Public Health have developed a new method to determine whether someone has COVID-19. The method, known as SalivaDirect, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California bracing for spread of coronavirus

California said Thursday it was monitoring some 8,400 people for the new coronavirus, after officials confirmed a woman had contracted the disease without traveling to outbreak-hit regions.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Early-stage detection of Alzheimer's in the blood

Using current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once characteristic plaques have formed in the brain. At this point, therapy is no longer possible. However, the first ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika and Chikungunya viruses: Diagnostic pitfalls

Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Zika-related malformations in newborns particularly warrant reliable diagnostics. ...

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