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U.S. Troops Test Wearables for Early Detection of COVID-19
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U.S. Troops Test Wearables for Early Detection of COVID-19
The Department of Defense wants to use wearable sensors, Dutch AI, and thousands of personnel to develop markers for early detection of COVID-19.
September 27, 2020

The Department of Defense wants to use wearable sensors, Dutch AI, and thousands of personnel to develop markers for early detection of COVID-19.

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Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus Screen Travelers at Airport
Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus
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Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus Screen Travelers at Airport
Detection dogs that can smell coronavirus in a person’s sweat are now screening travelers for COVID-19 at Helsinki Airport.
September 26, 2020

Detection dogs that can smell coronavirus in a person’s sweat are now screening travelers for COVID-19 at Helsinki Airport.

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Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
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Food
Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.
September 24, 2020

The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.

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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Final Trial Stage
Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Final Trial Stage
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the first to reach the final human trial stage, but it may have several advantages over its predecessors.
September 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the first to reach the final human trial stage, but it may have several advantages over its predecessors.

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“Antibody Inhaler” Could Rapidly Treat—and Prevent—COVID-19
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“Antibody Inhaler” Could Rapidly Treat—and Prevent—COVID-19
Scientists have discovered a new antibody therapy that can be inhaled to provide treatment and temporary immunity to the coronavirus.
By Sarah Wells
September 21, 2020

Scientists have discovered a new antibody therapy that can be inhaled to provide treatment and temporary immunity to the coronavirus.

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Antivenom Scientists Are Using Horse Antibodies for COVID-19
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Antivenom Scientists Are Using Horse Antibodies for COVID-19
In Costa Rica, horse antibodies for COVID-19 are about to enter human trials.
September 20, 2020

In Costa Rica, horse antibodies for COVID-19 are about to enter human trials.

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Scientists Are Developing A Coronavirus Breathalyzer Test
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Scientists Are Developing A Coronavirus Breathalyzer Test
Fast, accurate, cheap, and easy to use, a coronavirus breathalyzer could be a game changer — and multiple research teams are racing to get them approved.
September 16, 2020

Fast, accurate, cheap, and easy to use, a coronavirus breathalyzer could be a game changer — and multiple research teams are racing to get them approved.

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Researchers Found Tiny COVID-19 Antibodies In An Alpaca
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Researchers Found Tiny COVID-19 Antibodies In An Alpaca
Inside an alpaca’s blood, researchers have found tiny antibodies — nanobodies — that may lead to future antiviral medications.
September 10, 2020

Inside an alpaca’s blood, researchers have found tiny antibodies — nanobodies — that may lead to future antiviral medications.

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What We Know About COVID-19 Reinfection So Far
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What We Know About COVID-19 Reinfection So Far
Researchers have reported four cases of COVID-19 reinfection, with patients recovering from the coronavirus and later testing positive for another strain.
September 5, 2020

Researchers have reported four cases of COVID-19 reinfection, with patients recovering from the coronavirus and later testing positive for another strain.

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Robots Are Running COVID-19 Drug Development
COVID-19 Drug Development
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Robots Are Running COVID-19 Drug Development
IBM’s new online platform, RoboRXN, combines artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and robotics to automate the COVID-19 drug development process.
September 1, 2020

IBM’s new online platform, RoboRXN, combines artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and robotics to automate the COVID-19 drug development process.

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A Patient’s Sex May Affect Their COVID-19 Immune Response
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A Patient’s Sex May Affect Their COVID-19 Immune Response
Key differences in the COVID-19 immune response of men and women could potentially explain a disparity in patient outcomes.
August 30, 2020

Key differences in the COVID-19 immune response of men and women could potentially explain a disparity in patient outcomes.

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The Social Distancing Traffic Light
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The Social Distancing Traffic Light
Assessing your COVID-19 risk for everyday activities will be key to some kind of normalcy. Now, researchers want to add nuance to social distancing.
August 29, 2020

Assessing your COVID-19 risk for everyday activities will be key to some kind of normalcy. Now, researchers want to add nuance to social distancing.

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$5 COVID-19 Test Could Be a Game Changer in the U.S.
$5 COVID-19 Test
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$5 COVID-19 Test Could Be a Game Changer in the U.S.
Abbott Laboratories’ $5 COVID-19 test has secured an FDA authorization, meaning the U.S. now has access to a fast, accurate antigen test.
August 28, 2020

Abbott Laboratories’ $5 COVID-19 test has secured an FDA authorization, meaning the U.S. now has access to a fast, accurate antigen test.

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Why COVID-19 Patients Lose Their Sense of Smell
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Why COVID-19 Patients Lose Their Sense of Smell
Researchers have identified cells that are most susceptible to the novel coronavirus. They also support neurons associated with the sense of smell.
August 26, 2020

Researchers have identified cells that are most susceptible to the novel coronavirus. They also support neurons associated with the sense of smell.

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Can The Common Cold Help Battle COVID-19?
Can The Common Cold Help Battle COVID-19?
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Can The Common Cold Help Battle COVID-19?
The common cold can be caused by a coronavirus. New research suggests the immune response it causes may help protect against COVID-19.
August 22, 2020

The common cold can be caused by a coronavirus. New research suggests the immune response it causes may help protect against COVID-19.

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Who Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
Who Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
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Who Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
The COVID-19 vaccine will likely be rationed. Who will be first on the list to receive it?
August 19, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine will likely be rationed. Who will be first on the list to receive it?

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Open-Source COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Be a Game Changer
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Open-Source COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Be a Game Changer
SalivaDirect, a COVID-19 saliva test funded by the NBA and NBA players’ union, could be the cheap, accurate testing method the U.S. desperately needs.
August 18, 2020

SalivaDirect, a COVID-19 saliva test funded by the NBA and NBA players’ union, could be the cheap, accurate testing method the U.S. desperately needs.

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Immune Proteins Show Promise as COVID-19 Treatment
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Immune Proteins Show Promise as COVID-19 Treatment
Immune proteins called interferons appear useful as a COVID-19 treatment if given to patients before an infection becomes severe.
August 16, 2020

Immune proteins called interferons appear useful as a COVID-19 treatment if given to patients before an infection becomes severe.

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Good News, Bad News, and Reasons To Be Optimistic About COVID-19
Good News, Bad News, and Reasons To Be Optimistic About COVID-19
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Good News, Bad News, and Reasons To Be Optimistic About COVID-19
Much has evolved since the earliest predictions about COVID-19. Here's how the data is updating our view on the coronavirus.
August 15, 2020

Much has evolved since the earliest predictions about COVID-19. Here's how the data is updating our view on the coronavirus.

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Gates Foundation Backs a $3 Coronavirus Vaccine
$3 Coronavirus Vaccine
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Gates Foundation Backs a $3 Coronavirus Vaccine
The Gates Foundation is spending $150 million to help with the manufacturing and distribution of a $3 coronavirus vaccine in lower-income nations.
August 15, 2020

The Gates Foundation is spending $150 million to help with the manufacturing and distribution of a $3 coronavirus vaccine in lower-income nations.

The Future Explored
How to Mass Produce Your Own Organs
How to Mass Produce Your Own Organs
The Future Explored
How to Mass Produce Your Own Organs
Bioprinting could be the next frontier of personalized medicine.
August 15, 2020

Bioprinting could be the next frontier of personalized medicine.

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Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is It Safe to Fly
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Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.
August 12, 2020

Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.

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Designer Antibodies Could Help Treat and Prevent COVID-19
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Designer Antibodies Could Help Treat and Prevent COVID-19
A pair of new trials will test the ability of designer antibodies to not only treat COVID-19, but also potentially prevent coronavirus infections.
August 7, 2020

A pair of new trials will test the ability of designer antibodies to not only treat COVID-19, but also potentially prevent coronavirus infections.

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Updated Coronavirus Vaccine List: Where We Stand Today
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Updated Coronavirus Vaccine List: Where We Stand Today
A regularly updated coronavirus vaccine list highlighting the candidates closest to receiving approval from regulators.
August 4, 2020

A regularly updated coronavirus vaccine list highlighting the candidates closest to receiving approval from regulators.

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Immune Signals May Predict Severe Cases of COVID-19
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Immune Signals May Predict Severe Cases of COVID-19
Severe cases of COVID-19 involve a runaway immune response called a cytokine storm. Immune system “signatures” may sharpen doctor’s forecasts.
August 2, 2020

Severe cases of COVID-19 involve a runaway immune response called a cytokine storm. Immune system “signatures” may sharpen doctor’s forecasts.

Medical Innovation
Human-Like "Organ Chips" Could Eliminate Animal Studies
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Medical Innovation
Human-Like "Organ Chips" Could Eliminate Animal Studies
To rapidly test for COVID-19 treatments without animal studies, researchers make a model human body out of “organ chips.”
August 2, 2020

To rapidly test for COVID-19 treatments without animal studies, researchers make a model human body out of “organ chips.”

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Coronavirus Treatment Update: Where We Stand Today
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Coronavirus Treatment Update: Where We Stand Today
Our latest coronavirus treatment update highlights the options that appear to work, ones that might, and ones that failed to live up to their promise.
August 1, 2020

Our latest coronavirus treatment update highlights the options that appear to work, ones that might, and ones that failed to live up to their promise.

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Scientists Test DIY Coronavirus Vaccine on Themselves
DIY Coronavirus Vaccine
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Scientists Test DIY Coronavirus Vaccine on Themselves
Scientists have developed a DIY coronavirus vaccine they think could provide protection against COVID-19 — and they’re testing it on themselves.
July 30, 2020

Scientists have developed a DIY coronavirus vaccine they think could provide protection against COVID-19 — and they’re testing it on themselves.

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COVID-19 Tests That Are Fast, Cheap, and Less Accurate May Be Key
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COVID-19 Tests That Are Fast, Cheap, and Less Accurate May Be Key
Fast, cheap, DIY COVID-19 tests could dramatically increase the amount of testing done. And some experts think the trade off in accuracy would be worth it.
July 29, 2020

Fast, cheap, DIY COVID-19 tests could dramatically increase the amount of testing done. And some experts think the trade off in accuracy would be worth it.

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Scientists Organize Concert to Study COVID-19 Transmission
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Scientists Organize Concert to Study COVID-19 Transmission
To better understand the potential for COVID-19 transmission at live events, scientists are organizing a free concert by pop singer Tim Bendzko.
July 23, 2020

To better understand the potential for COVID-19 transmission at live events, scientists are organizing a free concert by pop singer Tim Bendzko.

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Inhaled Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial
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Inhaled Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial
An inhaled coronavirus drug containing interferon beta decreased patients’ chances of becoming severely ill by 79%, according to its creator.
July 22, 2020

An inhaled coronavirus drug containing interferon beta decreased patients’ chances of becoming severely ill by 79%, according to its creator.

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The Case for Teaching Students Outside This Fall
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The Case for Teaching Students Outside This Fall
Transitioning to outdoor classrooms this fall could help stem the spread of COVID-19 in schools and protect students, according to researchers.
July 21, 2020

Transitioning to outdoor classrooms this fall could help stem the spread of COVID-19 in schools and protect students, according to researchers.

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