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Inexpensive Chip Detects Covid-19, Other Pathogens

TriSilix chip

A small silicon lab-on-a-chip device costing about $0.35 to make is shown in lab tests to quickly detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses and infectious bacteria. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Chip Detects Covid-19, Other Pathogens

Simpler Method Devised to Validate Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 testing

An engineering lab created simple and stable control probes to validate widely used diagnostic tests for SARS-Cov-2 viruses responsible for Covid-19. . . . → Read More: Simpler Method Devised to Validate Covid-19 Tests

Trial Requested for Covid-19 Vaccine Nasal Spray

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Makers of a Covid-19 vaccine given as a nasal spray asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a a human clinical trial of the vaccine. . . . → Read More: Trial Requested for Covid-19 Vaccine Nasal Spray

Therapist-Guided Home Stroke Rehab System in Works

Stroke rehab objects

A university lab is designing a system that allows for people with stroke to perform rehabilitation at home, while still guided remotely by a therapist. . . . → Read More: Therapist-Guided Home Stroke Rehab System in Works

Trial Testing Magnetic Waves for Bipolar Depression

Sad, depressed

Researchers are enrolling patients in a clinical trial testing magnetic waves to induce small seizures as a treatment for depression from bipolar disorder. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Magnetic Waves for Bipolar Depression

Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

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A mobile app for Covid-19 contact tracing, designed to protect the user’s personal privacy, is being developed by two university engineering labs. . . . → Read More: Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

Trial Assesses Remote Drug-Phone Blood Pressure Mgmt

Heart check

A clinical trial is testing a combination of smartphone reporting and medication to help individuals personalize their blood pressure therapy. . . . → Read More: Trial Assesses Remote Drug-Phone Blood Pressure Mgmt

FDA Grants Emergency Clearance for Home Covid-19 Test

Lucira test

The Food and Drug Administration gave an emergency authorization for a self-collected Covid-19 diagnostic test, the first such test for home use. . . . → Read More: FDA Grants Emergency Clearance for Home Covid-19 Test

Covid-19 Saliva Test Earns FDA Emergency Clearance

SARS-Cov-2 viruses

A test to detect Covid-19 viruses in saliva rather than nasal swabs received emergency authorization from Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Saliva Test Earns FDA Emergency Clearance

Electric Crispr Chip Quickly Detects Covid-19 Virus

Crispr genome edits illustration

An engineering lab developed a chip device that uses gene editing and an electric field to detect viruses responsible for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Electric Crispr Chip Quickly Detects Covid-19 Virus