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Landshut University of Applied Sciences

New FFP protective masks from Germany

04/08/2022

Face masks have been part of our daily lives since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: as a result, the demand for FFP2 masks has increased considerably. The main beneficiaries of this demand have been manufacturers in the Far East who have a monopoly on mask production on the world market, and who tend to win public tenders due to their low labour costs.
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UMG/Alfred Ricer

Learning to breathe independently again with electronic "personal trainer"

02/08/2022

The Department of Internal Medicine B at Greifswald University Medical Center has been participating in an international multicenter study (RESCUE 3) for two years, in which a special diaphragm stimulation therapy is used to wean patients on artificial respiration.
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IZF

Are drones the optimal way to distribute COVID-19 tests?

29/07/2022

Researchers are looking into drone delivery as a method to efficiently deliver testing kits while limiting contact between individuals.
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Prostock-Studio

New COVID-19 rapid-test performs PCR faster than similar tests

29/07/2022

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Rover Diagnostics team up to develop a low-cost, portable platform that gives RT-PCR results in 23 minutes that match laboratory-based tests.
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Cesar Nicolas, University of Melbourne

COVID shield: spray coating to shield surfaces from viruses, bacteria

27/07/2022

A first-of-its-kind sprayable coating that can prevent the surface spread of infection from bacteria and viruses - including COVID-19 - over a sustained period – has been developed by a team of Australian researchers.
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Chris Meyer, Indiana University

Fast, efficient COVID-19 biosensor under development

27/07/2022

Researchers are improving technology to test for the coronavirus at a 'population scale' in order to stay on top of shifting variants.
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rawf8

Skins swabs could be how we test for Covid-19 in the future

22/07/2022

Skin swabs are "surprisingly effective" at identifying Covid-19 infection,according to new research from the University of Surrey, offering a route to a non-invasive future for Covid-19 testing.
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twenty20photos

Certain face masks unsafe in MRI machines, study shows

14/07/2022

New research outlines potential risk to patients who wear certain types of face masks whilst undergoing an MRI scan.
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rawf8

Rapid test to measure immunity to COVID-19

17/06/2022

New blood assay provides critical information for revaccination strategies in vulnerable individuals.
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mstandret

Identifying viruses more quickly

14/06/2022

The research project NanoXCAN involving Leibniz Universität Hannover aims to revolutionize virus imaging technology. The European Commission is funding the project with around 4 million euros. Every hospital could benefit, as a rapid and reliable identification of viral subtypes can save lives.
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oungsaed_eco

Telemedicine helped ensure essential type 2 diabetes care amid the COVID-19 pandemic

13/06/2022

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected healthcare service usage among patients with 2 type diabetes in North Karelia, Finland, but essential care was continuously provided. The delivery of many essential services was facilitated by processes that strongly relied on telemedicine already before the pandemic.
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KAUST; Ivan Gromicho

AI helps diagnose post-COVID lung problems

27/05/2022

A new computer-aided diagnostic tool developed by KAUST scientists could help overcome some of the challenges of monitoring lung health following viral infection.
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twenty20photos

Scientists identify characteristics to better define long COVID

20/05/2022

Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition.
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