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Researchers develop two new rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have developed two new rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19—one to detect COVID-19 variants and one to help differentiate with other illnesses that have COVID-19-like symptoms. The findings were rec.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 23rd, 2021

Indonesian supply chain startup Advotics raises $2.75M led by East Ventures

The rapid growth of e-commerce in Indonesia, especially during the pandemic, is placing increasing demands on its supply chain infrastructure. But the country’s logistics industry is highly fragmented, with companies usually relying on multiple.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

Novel drug prevents amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer"s disease

Researchers have identified a new drug that could prevent AD by modulating, rather than inhibiting, a key enzyme involved in forming amyloid plaques......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News7 hr. 1 min. ago

Study to examine COVID vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems

The immune response to COVID-19 vaccines in patients with certain immunosuppressed conditions is set to be examined in a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated News7 hr. 30 min. ago

CVS, Walgreens Look For Big Data Reward From Covid-19 Vaccinations

Thelasko shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: Administering Covid-19 vaccines comes with a valuable perk for retail pharmacies: access to troves of consumer data. Chains such as CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc. and Walgreens-Boots Alliance, In.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 30 min. ago

Cuttlefish can pass the marshmallow test

Cuttlefish that were better at self-control also performed better on learning tests. Enlarge / A common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, in the Marine Resources Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. A new study finds the cut.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 2 min. ago

New Technique Reveals Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters

M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures. From a report: In 1587, hours before her behea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 30 min. ago

Anti-Covid vaccine tweets face five-strikes ban policy

Twitter warns users who post Covid vaccine-related misinformation that they face permanent bans......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News11 hr. 30 min. ago

Microsoft"s Dream of Decentralized IDs Enters the Real World

For years, tech companies have touted blockchain technology as a means to develop identity systems that are secure and decentralized. The goal is to build a platform that could store information about official data without holding the actual document.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 2 min. ago

Heart disease is in the eye of the beholder

Researchers have identified a potential new marker that shows cardiovascular disease may be present in a patient using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan -- a non-invasive diagnostic tool commonly used in ophthalmology and optometry clinics t.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 29 min. ago

COVID-19 spread tracked via a rapid, large-scale early wastewater surveillance alert system

Detecting COVID-19 outbreaks before they spread could help contain the virus and curb new cases within a community. In a new study, researchers describe a mostly automated early alert system that uses high-throughput analysis of wastewater samples to.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

Nanoparticle-delivered COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in preclinical studies

Researchers have developed a promising new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that utilizes nanotechnology and has shown strong efficacy in preclinical disease models. According to a new study, the vaccine produced potent neutralizing antibodies among precli.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

COVID-19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction

A new study provides evidence that COVID-19 patients' heart damage is caused by the virus invading and replicating inside heart muscle cells, leading to cell death and interfering with heart muscle contraction. The researchers used stem cells to engi.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

An instructor"s guide to reducing college students" stress and anxiety

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, college students were reporting record levels of stress and anxiety. According to the American College Health Association Fall 2018 National College Health Assessment, 63% of U.S. college students experienced overwh.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 29 min. ago

Study explores link between forestry management and pesticides in aquatic species

Pesticides used in forestry may threaten species in downstream rivers and estuaries, but little is known about the extent to which this occurs. A new study by researchers at Portland State University found mussels, clams and oysters in watersheds alo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 29 min. ago

Coronavirus-like particles could ensure reliability of simpler, faster COVID-19 tests

Rapid COVID-19 tests are on the rise to deliver results faster to more people, and scientists need an easy, foolproof way to know that these tests work correctly and the results can be trusted. Nanoparticles that pass detection as the novel coronavir.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Researchers detects chiral structures using vortex light

Recently, the Laboratory of Micro and Nano Engineering, School of Engineering Science, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) has made important progress in the field of structural chirality detection research using vortex light, and fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Researchers uncover how some animals sense the gritty texture of their food

There's more to taste than flavor. Let ice cream melt, and the next time you take it out of the freezer you'll find its texture icy instead of the smooth, creamy confection you're used to. Though its flavor hasn't changed, most people would agree the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Wolf social group dynamics matter for infectious disease spread, models suggest

By modeling wolves in Yellowstone National Park, researchers have discovered that how a population is organized into social groups affects the spread of infectious diseases within the population. The findings may be applicable to any social species a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Study finds the fuel efficiency of one car may be cancelled by your next car purchase

In a recent collaborative study led by the University of Maryland (UMD), researchers find that consumers tend to buy something less fuel efficient than they normally would for their second car after springing for an eco-friendly vehicle. While this s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Backyard chickens risk pathogen spread

Keeping backyard chickens was already on the rise, and the hobby has become even more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a University of Georgia researcher cautions that the practice has risks not just for chickens, but for wildlife and peopl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago