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Fast Covid-19 Antibody Test Gets BARDA Funds

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A company developing point-of-care diagnostics is receiving a federal government contract for a one-drop blood test that detects Covid-19 virus antibodies in five minutes. . . . → Read More: Fast Covid-19 Antibody Test Gets BARDA Funds

Open-Source N95 Respirator Mask in the Works

Open source N95 mask

An engineering partnership is designing a 3-D printed medical face mask needed by front-line health care workers, with its specifications soon to be made freely available. . . . → Read More: Open-Source N95 Respirator Mask in the Works

Infographic – Steps to Control Covid-19 Transmission

Covid-19 transmission

The Lancet prepared a chart with the most effective measures for controlling person-to-person transmission, reproduced as this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Steps to Control Covid-19 Transmission

Non-Invasive Fetal Oxygen Monitor Designed

TFO device

A university engineering lab created a device that safely monitors a fetus’s blood oxygen levels from outside the mother’s abdomen, which could reduce the rate of cesarean sections. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Fetal Oxygen Monitor Designed

Partnership to Speed Covid-19 Clinical Trials

Global Covid-19

A company that aims to accelerate clinical trials is partnering with an entrepreneur and researcher to speed up the pace of new trials of Covid-19 vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Partnership to Speed Covid-19 Clinical Trials

FDA Clears Video Game ADHD Therapy

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A video game designed to help children improve their inattention and other symptoms of ADHD received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Video Game ADHD Therapy

Weak Covid-19 App Privacy Found, Risk Software in Works

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An analysis of mobile apps tracking Covid-19 cases and symptoms finds most lack basic privacy protections, despite collecting personal identifying information. . . . → Read More: Weak Covid-19 App Privacy Found, Risk Software in Works

Trial Indicates App Helps Treat Behavior Disorder

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Results of a clinical trial suggest a smartphone app designed for use in a therapy program helps some people control their obsessive-compulsive disorder. . . . → Read More: Trial Indicates App Helps Treat Behavior Disorder

Data Company Building Covid-19 Early Warning System

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An initiative is underway to detect early signs of Covid-19 infections from individuals’ activity and sleep data collected with smartphones and wearable devices. . . . → Read More: Data Company Building Covid-19 Early Warning System

MD Anderson to Advance Laser Immunotherapy

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An experimental cancer treatment that uses lasers to activate drugs that invoke the immune system is being evaluated by MD Anderson Cancer Center. . . . → Read More: MD Anderson to Advance Laser Immunotherapy