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Covid-19 Lung Disease Trial Adds Treatments

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A clinical trial testing treatments for lung damage in severe Covid-19 cases is adding the anti-viral drug remdesivir and convalescent plasma to its protocol. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Lung Disease Trial Adds Treatments

Univ. Lab Develops Ransomware Detection Software

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A computer science lab at Southern Methodist University developed software that the researchers say detects ransomware before damage can occur. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Develops Ransomware Detection Software

Int’l Group Backs Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine

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A global consortium is funding a biotechnology company’s clinical trials and manufacturing plans for a vaccine protecting against Covid-19 viruses. . . . → Read More: Int’l Group Backs Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine

Symptom App, Algorithm Predict Covid-19 Infections

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Data from millions of smartphone app users in the U.K. and U.S. reporting on Covid-19 symptoms show they could estimate a population’s Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Symptom App, Algorithm Predict Covid-19 Infections

The behavior of the COVID-19 meta-structure provides the answer to stopping its spread

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Matrics2 posits that the Contact Avoidance System is a viable technical solution that if widely used would eliminate all the links in the COVID-19 meta-structure. . . . → Read More: The behavior of the COVID-19 meta-structure provides the answer to stopping its spread

Phone-Linked Diagnostic Sensor Designed for Covid-19

A university engineering lab is creating a small reusable device connected to a smartphone that detects SARS-CoV-2 viruses in a drop of saliva. . . . → Read More: Phone-Linked Diagnostic Sensor Designed for Covid-19

Vaccine Blocks Suspected Type 1 Diabetes Infections

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A candidate vaccine is shown in lab animals to produce a strong immune response against a virus causing a range of diseases, and possibly blocking type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Blocks Suspected Type 1 Diabetes Infections

Synthetic Antibody Limits M.S. Inflammation

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An artificial antibody is shown in lab mice to reduce inflammation similar to multiple sclerosis in the brain and activate myelin cells in the spinal cord. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Antibody Limits M.S. Inflammation

[Updated] Fast Paper Strip Covid-19 Test Devised with Crispr

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A simple, fast test for Covid-19 infections with treated paper dipped in specimens is being created with the gene-editing technology Crispr. . . . → Read More: [Updated] Fast Paper Strip Covid-19 Test Devised with Crispr

TB Vaccine Test on Covid-19 Expanding to Europe

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A clinical trial testing a current tuberculosis vaccine among health care workers in Australia is expanding in that country and to two European countries. . . . → Read More: TB Vaccine Test on Covid-19 Expanding to Europe