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Researchers develop a fast, accurate, low-cost COVID-19 test

A new low-cost diagnostic test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quickly delivers accurate results without the need for sophisticated equipment, according to a study published August 27 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Teng Xu of the Vision Medicals Center for Infectious Diseases, Tieying Hou of the Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Bing […]

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Brazilian scientists develop COVID-19 accelerometer

Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Araçatuba, Brazil, have developed a computational tool that acts like a “COVID-19 accelerometer,” plotting in real time the rate at which growth is accelerating or decelerating in more than 200 countries and territories. Available free of charge online, the application automatically loads the most recent notified case […]

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Up to 30% of coronavirus patients hardly develop ANY antibodies

Chinese study finds up to 30% of coronavirus patients hardly develop ANY antibodies against the infection – raising concerns many who recover from COVID-19 are not immune Fudan University researchers tested 175 recovered coronavirus patients for antibodies against the virus  Antibodies are generated after someone has contracted a virus and generally help them fight off […]

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Researchers develop new methodology to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

A multidisciplinary scientific team, formed by specialists from three universities in Physics, Mathematics and Psychology and of which Esperanza Navarro, a researcher at the University of Valencia, is part of, has developed a new methodology for rapid prediagnosis of one of the most frequent pathologies in girls and school-age children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). […]

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Divorcees are ‘TWICE as likely to develop dementia’

Divorcees are TWICE as likely to be struck down with dementia compared to people who are married, study claims Scientists analysed the cognitive function of around 15,000 people Divorcees, particularly men, were more likely to develop dementia  Experts blame ‘differing economic resources’ and ‘health-related behaviours’   Divorcees may be twice as likely to develop dementia, research […]