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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccination greatly reduces infectious viral load in COVID-19

Measuring the viral load of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 is one of the main factors in evaluating the infectiousness of COVID-19 patients. Viral load can be influenced by the infecting SARS-CoV-2 variant as well as the ...


A way to prevent loss of smell and taste from COVID-19

Loss of smell and taste—a hallmark symptom of COVID-19—was not on the minds of a group of Yale School of Medicine researchers when they embarked on a study in the spring of 2020.

Medical research

Disease severity linked to N protein of SARS-CoV-2

A multicenter collaboration tracking the spread and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Saudi Arabia has identified mutations in the virus's N protein associated with increased viral loads in COVID-19 patients. The study ...


Drug combination fails to improve outcomes in influenza

A new combination of antiviral drugs did not improve clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with severe influenza, according results from a recent clinical trial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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