Lasers could speed up coronavirus diagnostics

A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.

Mauricio Terrones, Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  innovation  covid-19  coronavirus  lasers  covid-19-testing  research-brief  invention  medical-test

How South Korea flattened the coronavirus curve with technology

In addition to testing and special facilities for COVID-19 patients, the country's government-run tracking system allows the health care system to identify infected people and their contacts.

Michael Ahn, Associate Professor and MPA Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
April 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic coronavirus-2020 south-korea covid-19-pandemic medical-test contact-tracing

Coronavirus: how we're creating a rapid test that could help halt the pandemic

Using antibodies to trap the virus could create near-instant pregnancy test-style kits.

Jonas Graversen, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  antibodies  viruses  coronavirus-test  rapid-diagnostic-test  medical-test

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