Using a method originally developed to detect mad cow disease, researchers discovered that a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Even though wait times for COVID test results have dropped in the United States, they still don't come back fast enough to be useful for contact tracing.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
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Swallowing a tiny capsule could offer a full view of your GI tract and gut bacteria. The tiny tool could even scoop up bacteria and deliver them to doctors.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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There's no pandemic "silver bullet", but COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, masks, and vaccine development are key to going back to school or the office.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~4 min
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Detecting a specific kind of protein in a blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease far before symptoms begin to appear, reasearchers say.
July 31, 2020 • ~7 min
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An eye scanner can detect biological aging, rather than your chronological age. It decodes the "record of how a person is aging at the molecular level."
June 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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COVID-19 tests that have patients swab their own noses are as accurate as the more invasive tests that health care workers administer, a small study finds.
June 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Experts call for large-scale viral testing in children, contract tracing, and other actions to avoid compounding the COVID-19 crisis as schools reopen.
June 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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When interpreting COVID-19 antibody tests, caution is key. Here, experts explain the best way to use the tests and why false positives are so concerning.
May 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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