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Image: Chest CTs reveal Omicron variant is less severe than Delta variant infection (Photo courtesy of Oxford University)

Chest CT Scans of COVID-19 Patients Could Help Distinguish Between SARS-CoV-2 Variants

A new study has found that the SARS-COV-2 Omicron variant is associated with fewer and less severe changes on chest CT compared with the Delta variant. The study also found that patients with Omicron had greater frequency of bronchial wall thickening but lower clinical severity and improved hospital outcomes than those with Delta. More...
28 Jun 2022
Image: Novel, simple-to-use SCD immunomodulation technology quickly rescues patients from cytokine storm (Photo courtesy of SeaStar Medical)

Immunomodulation Technology Rescues Patients from Cytokine Storm

In critically ill patients, stopping the cytokine storm can be crucial to improve outcomes. Now, a groundbreaking solution gives healthcare professionals the power to stop this serious threat before it can do irreparable harm to their patients. More...
13 Jun 2022
Image: Rapid lab analysis informs global guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination and treatment (Photo courtesy of UNSW Sydney)

World-First Method for Rapid Isolation and Characterization of COVID-19 Variants

Researchers have developed a methodology that speeds up the process for isolating and characterizing the risks posed by COVID-19 variants of concern. The methodology is highly cost-effective, automated, and can be used to measure the effectiveness of therapeutics and scaled to test thousands of samples. More...
01 Jun 2022
Image: SAMBA II is a real game changer in infectious disease management (Photo courtesy of DRW)

POC System Could Transform Infectious Disease Management

A new platform supports rapid, efficient and accurate diagnosis of multiple infectious diseases, aiding clinical decision-making, and enabling improved, timely access to healthcare for all. More...
31 May 2022
Image: Example CT, proton, proton and RBC:TP imaging from post-COVID-19 condition study participants (Photo courtesy of University of Sheffield)

Specialized MRI Detects Lung Abnormalities in Non-Hospitalized Long COVID Patients

A special type of MRI has found lung abnormalities in patients who had previously had COVID-19, even those who had not been hospitalized with the illness, according to a new study. More...
25 May 2022
Image: Early warning system forecasts who needs critical care for COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

AI Algorithm Identifies Hospitalized Patients at Highest Risk of Dying From COVID-19

Scientists have developed and validated an algorithm that can help healthcare professionals identify who is most at risk of dying from COVID-19 when admitted to a hospital. The tool, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), could help doctors direct critical care resources to those who need them most, and will be especially valuable to resource-limited countries. More...
18 May 2022
Image: Sweat sensor makes big strides in detecting infection indicators (Photo courtesy of University of Texas at Dallas)

Sweat Sensor Detects Key Biomarkers That Provide Early Warning of COVID-19 and Flu

A team of bioengineers has designed a wearable sensor that can detect two key biomarkers of infection in human sweat, a significant step toward making it possible for users to receive early warnings of infections such as COVID-19 and influenza. More...
04 May 2022
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