Reagent solution may bust COVID-19 testing bottleneck

A new way to make reagents for COVID-19 testing could boost our capacity for testing and make producing future tests easier.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 health-and-medicine medical-tests

Can this biomarker flag autism in newborns?

A biomarker in newborns may signal autism spectrum disorder months or even years before symptoms begin, say researchers.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: autism biomarkers childrens-health babies health-and-medicine medical-tests

Best test for COVID-19: spit sample or nasal swab?

Researchers make the case for a saliva test for COVID-19, rather than the nasal swabs currently in use.

Michael Greenwood-Yale • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine medical-tests saliva

Team aims for a simple, at-home COVID-19 test

A new COVID-19 test could be a lot simpler. “The idea is to have a paper-based system where people can just look at it and say, yes, you have it, or not.”

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 genetic-engineering featured health-and-medicine medical-tests

4 ways engineers aim to save lives during COVID-19

Engineers are solving problems with testing and treatment for COVID-19, including designing new medical equipment and better nasal swabs.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 medical-devices health-and-medicine medical-tests

COVID-19 test could deliver results in 10 minutes

Though it's yet to be validated or approved by the FDA, a new potential test for COVID-19 could deliver results in less than 10 minutes.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 health-and-medicine medical-tests emergency-medicine medical-diagnostics

Team creates their own coronavirus test to fill gaps

"If we can [get a] result faster, that also protects our friends and loved ones... who are going into the clinic. My best friends are going to war."

Boston University • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: covid-19 hospitals viruses health-and-medicine medical-tests

Urine test for prostate cancer would use metabolites

It may one day be possible to detect prostate cancer from a simple, non-invasive urine test

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: prostate-cancer rna health-and-medicine medical-tests urine

Stretchy coils make MRIs and mammograms more comfortable

If you've ever had a mammogram or an MRI you know how uncomfortable the tests can be. New stretchable, wearable RF coils could change that.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: mri health-and-medicine medical-tests wearable-devices mammograms medical-imaging

Gene ‘scorecard’ could personalize cancer diagnosis

A new "scorecard" that looks at 29 different genes could be a tool to improve cancer diagnosis. It may also help predict patient survivability.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer genes prediction health-and-medicine medical-tests blood-tests

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