FDA clears EUA change for Applied DNA coronavirus test August 3, 2020 -- Applied DNA Sciences announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) amendment for its Linea COVID-19 assay kit, a change that it says could boost throughput in labs.
NIH invests almost $249M in 7 COVID-19 test technologies July 31, 2020 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is touting the results of its "Shark Tank" approach to spurring development in COVID-19 testing technologies, with $248.7 million invested in a variety of different methods that promise rapid results.
Tau blood test shows promise for very early Alzheimer's detection July 29, 2020 -- An elevated level of the protein tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 is an accurate biomarker for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and appears to be specific to the pathology, according to studies reported July 28 at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Discuss
COVID-19 more severe in even mildly obese patients July 16, 2020 -- People with any degree of obesity are at greater risk of more severe COVID-19 symptoms and death, according to a study published July 16 in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Based on the results, researchers called for a better understanding of patients' metabolic profiles.