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Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing, researchers find

8 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve COVID-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing, and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers report.
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The longevity of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and their cross-neutralization against variants of concern

8 days ago   |   By News Medical

In a new study by researchers in the UK, the activity of neutralizing antibodies collected from the sera of individuals that contracted COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic is tested against variants of concern the B.1.1.7 variant and the B.1.351 variant, demonstrating somewhat reduced potency of neutralization towards these strains.
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Supplement manufacturer seeks to up game in COVID-19 testing

Supplement manufacturer seeks to up game in COVID-19 testing

8 days ago   |   By NutraIngredients-USA

ProPhase Labs, a dietary supplement manufacturer and medical testing company, has announced a plan to better market a COVID-19 test and to move into the genomic testing sphere.
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How a ‘boisterous' teen from western Sydney became an ‘ISIS bride'

Good Weekend senior writer Tim Elliott talks with The Age investigations editor Michael Bachelard about the radicalisation - and repatriation - of so-called “ISIS brides”. Read more ...

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Instead of letting an annoyance snowball, pause and ask yourself two questions. Read more ...

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Investors in the ambitious biotech have been on a rollercoaster ride for years, but 2021 sees it fighting for validation and fighting off class action lawsuits after a year of... Read more ...

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It's the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here's what you need to know before traveling. Read more ...

The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Be More Adventurous

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Amid Cigna controversy, AMA adopts policy on financial incentives for...

Amid Cigna controversy, AMA adopts policy on financial incentives for switching treatment

The AMA has adopted a new policy that discourages health insurance companies from offering financial incentives to patients for switching medications, according to the... Read more ...

Well-connected ex-banker takes on council over Elsternwick tower plan

A Melbourne businessman has hired a barrister and lobbyists to fight a tower over his back fence approved by Glen Eira Council. The council isn't backing down. Read more ...

Alex Hawke: Powerbroker who signed off on shift for Biloela family

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke made one of the highest-profile policy decisions of his career when he allowed the Biloela family to move to community detention. Read more ...

‘They don't send you off to the glue factory': what retired dancers did next

A new national dance collective, for recently retired dancers from the country's major companies, hopes to push the boundaries of what was thought possible. Read more ...

Media's barrister circles Ben Roberts-Smith, campaign by campaign

Ben Roberts-Smith had a challenging day in the witness box on Friday, on day 10 of the 10-week trial. Read more ...