Rapid 90-minute COVID-19 test shown to be highly accurate

A 90-minute COVID-19 test has been shown to have over 94 percent sensitivity, and 100 percent specificity in a new study. The work, published in the journal The Lancet Microbe, was led by scientists from Imperial College London.In the research, the high-speed tests, which do not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone, […]

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Denver metro area shown in mid-range in Colorado’s new COVID-19 dashboard

Right now, Colorado’s new COVID-19 dashboard just tells you what your county has been allowed to do up to this point, but going forward it will let you compare counties and get an idea of whether restrictions will loosen or tighten in the near future. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a color-coded dashboard Tuesday that illustrated […]

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Botanical drug is shown to help patients with head and neck cancers

In a UCLA-led phase I clinical trial, a new plant-based drug called APG-157 showed signs of helping patients fight oral and oropharyngeal cancers. These cancers are located in the head and the neck. APG-157 is made up of multiple compounds produced by plants, including curcumin. UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that treatment with this botanical drug resulted in […]

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Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

A widespread, fast-growing plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is famous in scientific laboratories due to its position as the world’s most exhaustively studied algae. For decades, the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has served as a model species for research topics spanning from algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While other species of algae have been used as […]

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