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Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days

A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.

A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.

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Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2020 | 4 min read
A nearly all-female team of researchers developed a PCR diagnostic tool in a record-setting six weeks.
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
Ashley Yeager | Apr 20, 2020 | 2 min read
Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.
Image of the Day: Viral Transport Rescue
Amy Schleunes | Apr 20, 2020 | 1 min read
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is supplying local hospitals and the state with key ingredients needed for COVID-19 testing.
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Amy Schleunes | Apr 10, 2020 | 2 min read
Scientists at academic labs equipped to test for SARS-CoV-2 report that multiple barriers are preventing from them from operating at full capacity.
Image of the Day: Defective Cilia
Amy Schleunes | Apr 7, 2020 | 1 min read
Super-resolution imaging identifies abnormalities in the hair-like protrusions on a cell’s surface and may help facilitate earlier detection of primary ciliary dyskinesia.
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FDA Gives Abbott Emergency Use of Five-Minute Coronavirus Test
Kerry Grens | Mar 30, 2020 | 2 min read
The machine can be run in doctor’s offices and other point-of-care settings to give rapid results.
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Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Claire Jarvis | Mar 25, 2020 | 4 min read
Hospitals and commercial companies are testing thousands of patients for COVID-19 daily, but face reagent and supply shortages.
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How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
Bianca Nogrady | Mar 3, 2020 | 6 min read
Current methods to detect infections of the novel coronavirus rely on identifying particular genetic sequences, but new assays are being developed to meet the growing demand for rapid answers.
Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Amy Schleunes | Mar 2, 2020 | 3 min read
More cases emerge across the country as the global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 3,000.
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020 | 2 min read
Some US states are waiting for the CDC to send replacement enzymes necessary for carrying out SARS-CoV-2 assays.
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Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2020 | 2 min read
The US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the distribution of the 2019-nCoV diagnostic to state health departments and other facilities.
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Expeditious TB Tests
Kate Yandell | Sep 10, 2013 | 2 min read
New rapid tests for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis appear highly accurate.
Failing Alzheimer’s Test?
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 19, 2012 | 2 min read
Two new studies claim that a shoddy test may have caused Alzheimer’s drugs to fail in clinical trials.
Saliva Legit for HIV Testing
Megan Scudellari | Jan 25, 2012 | 2 min read
A quick spit test is as good as blood for detecting HIV, and could encourage self-testing initiatives in the US and Africa.
Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2012 | 1 min read
The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.
Warning About Home Tests for STDs
Jef Akst | Oct 26, 2011 | 1 min read
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warns against home testing kits for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Spit test predicts age
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011 | 1 min read
Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.
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