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Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging and Cancer Urine Testing

Scientists at MIT have announced that they developed novel nanoparticles to detect cancer in urine samples. As well as detecting the presence of tumors, the nanoparticles can also accumulate at tumor sites and function as an imaging agent, helping to identify their location. These multifunctional particles could be very useful for routine cancer screening and… Read More »

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Gov. DeWine says he’s feeling fine, and just has a headache, after testing positive for COVID-19 – News 5 Cleveland

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — In a Thursday afternoon press conference conducted via video from his home, Gov. Mike DeWine said that he’s feeling “fine” after testing positive for COVID-19 this morning ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Ohio. DeWine took a rapid test as part of standard protocol before he was to meet Trump at… Read More »

Nation’s testing czar: It’s ‘time to move on’ from talk about hydroxychloroquine

Adm. Brett Giroir, director of the U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health who coordinates the administration’s coronavirus testing, said Sunday that there is no evidence… Read More »