FDA authorizes first at-home sample collection for COVID-19 test
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19, the agency said in a news release.
Quest Diagnostics Begins to Perform COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it has begun to perform antibody testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) using blood samples
Location Tracking Data May be Used to Fight COVID-19
Expect an interesting debate on the use of location tracking as a way to manage this and future pandemics. It is a debate that has implications for clinical laboratories.
Ontario announces $4 an hour pandemic pay increase for front-line workers
Ontario will provide a $4 per hour salary increase for front-line workers as part of a temporary pandemic payment to recognize their efforts in the fight against COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford said on Saturday.
Could a Faster-Degrading Plastic Mean Cleaner Seas
To address plastic pollution plaguing the world's seas and waterways, Cornell University chemists have developed a new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
2 Blood Biomarkers of Parkinson's Seen in Multi-step Protein Analysis
Levels of two mitochondrial-related proteins, clusterin and VPS35, may accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease using a single blood drop, findings from a new study suggest.
Very low-dose Avastin effective for preventing blindness in preterm infants
Babies born prematurely who require treatment to prevent blindness from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) could be treated with a dose of Avastin (bevacizumab) that is a fraction of the dose commonly used for ROP currently.
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