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Testing for Specific Genetic Biomarkers Could Diagnose SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Predict COVID-19 Severity

Scientists have discovered specific genetic biomarkers that not only show who is infected with COVID-19, but also offer insights into how severe the disease might be, thus filling a major diagnostic gap. More...
27 Oct 2021
Image: D-Dimer Test (Photo courtesy of USF Health)

D-Dimer Test Can Still Help Rule Out Pulmonary Embolisms in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

The D-dimer test can still be helpful in ruling out pulmonary embolisms in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a new study. More...
27 Oct 2021
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European Commission Identifies 10 Most Promising Treatments for COVID-19

The European Commission (Brussels, Belgium) has established a portfolio of 10 potential COVID-19 therapeutics based on independent scientific advice that are likely to be authorized and therefore, available on the European market soon. More...
26 Oct 2021
Image: AI Tool That Detect Anomalies in Medical Images Could Help Physicians Spot Onset of COVID-19 Pneumonia in X-Rays (Photo courtesy of Nina Shvetsova et al./IEEE Access)

AI Tool That Detect Anomalies in Medical Images Could Help Physicians Spot Onset of COVID-19 Pneumonia in X-Rays

Scientists have trained a neural network to detect anomalies in medical images to assist physicians in sifting through countless scans in search of pathologies, including signs of pathology in the lungs, like the onset of COVID-19 pneumonia. More...
25 Oct 2021
Image: The ultra-low-cost ePatch vaccination device (Photo courtesy of Candler Hobbs, Georgia Tech)

BBQ Lighter, Combined with Microneedles, Sparks Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

Future vaccine delivery may rely on everyday items like BBQ lighters and microneedles, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of researchers. More...
25 Oct 2021
Image: The DA-CMIL algorithm analyzes chest CT scans to diagnose COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

New Algorithm for Rapid, Automated Diagnosis of COVID-19 from Chest CTs Overcomes RT-PCR Limitations

Scientists have developed a new algorithm for rapid, computerized diagnosis of COVID-19 that overcomes the limitations of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. More...
25 Oct 2021
Image: This colorized transmission electron micrograph shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange), isolated from a patient (Photo courtesy of NIAID via NIH)

AI Tool Pairs Protein Pathways with Drug Side Effects and Patient Comorbidities to Suggest Targeted COVID-19 Treatments

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based tool helps clinicians understand and better predict which adverse effects their COVID-19 patients could experience, based on comorbidities and current side effects - and, in turn, also helps suggest specific FDA-approved drugs that could help treat the disease and improve patient health outcomes. More...
25 Oct 2021
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