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Novel Face Mask Can Diagnose COVID-19 in 90 Minutes

We all know masks are essential during COVID-19 times but not all masks are created equal. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a face mask that can diagnose the wearer with the coronavirus in approximately 90...

How a Previously Denied Vaccine Is Set to Tackle COVID-19

It’s a story that reads like a thriller: a vaccine developed in Australia that needs to get to the Netherlands in the middle of a raging pandemic. It takes place in March of last year and it stars the UQ Covid-19 molecular clamp vaccine that supposedly tackles...

New Low-cost Device Can Now Detect COVID-19 Variants in Your Spit

Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have engineered a small tabletop device called Minimally Instrumented SHERLOCK (miSHERLOCK) that can detect SARS-CoV-2 from a saliva sample in about an hour and just as accurately as the PCR tests now in use. The device can...

Did COVID-19 Leak From a Lab? It’s Complicated

There is no direct evidence to support the theory that SARS-CoV-2, better known to the world as COVID-19, was engineered in a lab. The most likely explanation for its origin continues to be that a bat coronavirus similar to the one that caused the original SARS...