Skoltech scientists developed highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes which are capable of detecting various alcohols in the air. The new sensors can be used for both medical diagnostics and detection of toxic methanol in the air.
Rice University staff, students and partners have developed an automated bag valve mask ventilator unit that can be built for less than $300 worth of parts and helps critically ill COVID-19 patients. They expect to make plans freely available online within weeks.
With the threat of a shortage of protective masks looming as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows, Medical University of South Carolina biomedical engineers and tinkerers had an inspired idea: unleash an army of makers from across the US who could make masks from 3D printers - a technology that, in recent years, has become widely available. In a matter of days, a team came together and developed the Self-Assembly Filter for Emergencies, or SAFE, Cartridge System.
UC Davis Health has two clinical trials underway for hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
Using a free computer game called Foldit, researchers are enlisting the help of citizen scientists to design drugs that could stop the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) congressional leaders and the Trump Administration for signing the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act of 2020 (H.R. 4334) into law. This key legislation, which will power important social and protective services for older Americans through 2024, adds to critical and much-needed momentum for geriatrics this week in light of COVID-19, including support for workforce training programs in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package slated for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The American Geriatrics Society today commended the US Senate for supporting critical efforts to expand geriatrics expertise through the more than $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package (S. 3548), which now heads to the House of Representatives for a vote expected by Friday. With support from Senators Bob Casey and Susan Collins, the Senate stimulus bill includes an earlier dedicated proposal championed by both lawmakers to reauthorize the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program and the Geriatrics Academic Career Awards.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are launching a pair of studies to answer critical questions regarding the roles COVID-19 may play in breast milk and pregnancy.
The Kids & COVID-19 site brings together resources for practices, parents, and other caregivers. The site has protocols, top research papers and other important resources.
FEWSION director Ben Ruddell says that US supply chains are diverse and resilient, but that doesn't mean there's no reason to worry. He walks through the areas of concern to help decision-makers and the public understand what the supply chain is facing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.