1 dose of COVID nasal vaccine prevents infection in mice

A new nasal vaccine effectively prevents infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus, a new study shows.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 31, 2020 ~7 min

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Nose cells may be key entry point for coronavirus

New evidence suggests that odor-sensing cells in the nose are the key entry point for SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Self-swab COVID tests may be just as accurate

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.

Krista Conger-Stanford • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Electronic nose’ sniffs out bad flavors in beer

"E-nose" technology can judge beer quality and flavor by its aroma. It could help brewers keep standards up or experiment with new kinds of ingredients.

Claudia Hooper-U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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