Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The secret of Connecticut's success in battling COVID-19

On June 30, 21,416 COVID-19 tests were performed in the state of Connecticut. Only 152 came back positive. This represented a remarkable turnaround for a state that regularly saw more than 1,000 new cases a day in April. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DNA may hold the key to protecting populations from COVID-19

Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers look to 'trap and zap' coronavirus

Rice University researchers plan to reconfigure their "trap and zap" wastewater-treatment technology to capture and deactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists know that coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-19 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, can remain infectious for days—or even longer—in sewage and drinking water.

Addiction

Mapping international drug use by looking at wastewater

Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug use. By sampling a known source of wastewater, such ...

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