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Image: The test measures both antibody and T-cell response to COVID-19 vaccination among immunocompromised patients (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

First of Its Kind Blood Test Measures Immune Response to COVID Vaccine

A first of its kind test will provide MS patients who have undergone immune-suppressing treatment with a clear picture of how exactly their bodies’ immune systems responded to the COVID-19 vaccine. More...
12 Aug 2022
Image: The paper test measures the level of neutralizing antibodies in a blood sample (Photo courtesy of MIT)

Easy-to-Use Paper Test Predicts COVID-19 Immunity

Researchers have developed a test which uses the same type of “lateral flow” technology as most rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 to measure the level of neutralizing antibodies that target the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a blood sample. More...
10 Aug 2022
Image: The eRapid Sensor for COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of Harvard University)

Portable POC Device Simultaneously Detects SARS-CoV-2 RNA and Antibodies in Saliva

Researchers have created a prototype point-of-care device that can simultaneously detect the presence of both SARS-CoV-2 RNA and antibodies against the virus in a patient’s saliva, potentially along with multiple other biomarkers. More...
09 Aug 2022
Image: The new testing method enables detection at low viral levels (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Unique Testing Method as Sensitive as PCR, But Faster Than LFT

A unique testing method is just as sensitive as both PCR and LAMP tests - currently used in hospital settings - and is also faster and more sensitive than lateral flow tests, enabling detection at low viral levels. More...
08 Aug 2022
Image: The special protein (blue) recognizes human antibodies (red) and simultaneously turns sucrose (pink) to glucose (magenta) (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University)

Glucose-Based Test Detects Range of COVID Variants

Scientists have found a way to use common glucose meters, like the ones that many people with diabetes use, to measure the level of COVID-19 antibodies a person has in their blood. More...
05 Aug 2022
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Levels of suPAR Protein Predict Risk of Blood Clot Formation in Covid-19 Patients

Elevated levels of soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor are indicative of the risk of blood clot formation in Covid-19 patients. More...
05 Aug 2022
Image: The SLIDE device analyzes saliva and could help make COVID-19 testing quicker and easier (Photo courtesy of Dr. Weihua Guan, Pennsylvania State University)

Automated PCR Home-Test Device Accurately Detects Covid-19 in Saliva

A recently developed saliva-based Covid-19 home test combines the simplicity and speed of rapid antigen tests with the accuracy of the gold-standard RT-PCR method. More...
04 Aug 2022
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