04/08/2022Face 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.
02/08/2022The 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.
29/07/2022Researchers are looking into drone delivery as a method to efficiently deliver testing kits while limiting contact between individuals.
29/07/2022Researchers 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.
27/07/2022A 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.
27/07/2022Researchers are improving technology to test for the coronavirus at a 'population scale' in order to stay on top of shifting variants.
22/07/2022Skin 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.
14/07/2022New research outlines potential risk to patients who wear certain types of face masks whilst undergoing an MRI scan.
17/06/2022New blood assay provides critical information for revaccination strategies in vulnerable individuals.
14/06/2022The 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.
13/06/2022A 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.
27/05/2022A new computer-aided diagnostic tool developed by KAUST scientists could help overcome some of the challenges of monitoring lung health following viral infection.
20/05/2022Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition.