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NIRVANA Test Rapidly Identifies and Sequences COVID-19 Viral Variants

Researchers at the Salk Institute in California, working with outside collaborators, have developed a COVID-19 test that can rapidly identify and sequence the causative virus, helping to track new variants. The test, called “nanopore sequencing of isothermal rapid viral amplification for near real-time analysis,” (NIRVANA), can also simultaneously test for other viruses, such as influenza,… Read More »

Don’t carry out a coronavirus rapid test outside during winter

The cold can affect the results of a COVID-19 antigen test. For this reason, the medical technology firm nal von minden from Moers, Germany, emphasises that the rapid tests should not be used outside in winter in temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius. Correct usage of the NADAL® COVID-19 antigen test is extremely important in order… Read More »

Presidential history quiz: Test your knowledge before the election

Tuesday marks the 59th presidential election of the United States. That’s 59 contests, 45 presidencies and 231 years’ worth of surprising trivia. Voters have spent more than a year getting to know the candidates, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, but how deep is your knowledge of the other men who’ve served in… Read More »

Breakthrough blood test developed for brain tumors

Genetic mutations that promote the growth of the most common type of adult brain tumors can be accurately detected and monitored in blood samples using an enhanced form of liquid biopsy developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Comparing blood samples from patients with gliomas with tumor biopsy tissues from the same patients,… Read More »