ACE inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers May Increase Mortality Rate In Elderly COVID-19 Patients
These highly prescribed medications change cell surface protein expression, which is particularly problematic in cells in the respiratory system—tissue that is vulnerable to targeting and attack by the COVID-19 virus.
These ten governments have committed funding for projects that will sequence a minimum of 100,000 citizens to spur genomic medicine
If companion diagnostics (CDx) were people, they would be old enough to drink. The first CDx won FDA approval in 1998, when Dako Denmark...
10 privately-held diagnostics developers primarily focused on liquid biopsy tests, ranked by total money raised from venture capital firms.
The nation’s largest private health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, announced August 1 that it will cover testing that will allow physicians to match their patients to...
The companies will partner on a proof-of-concept project focused on detection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as the first initiative of a broader collaboration focused on developing molecular diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and oncology.
Scripps researchers compare available genome sequence data for known coronavirus strains to determine that that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes and note that their results “clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus.”
GenapSys’ sequencing system is about the size of an iPad, costs under $10,000, and is based on a proprietary direct electronic sequencing chip, which is intended to eliminate the need for cumbersome equipment.
The study used four adult Chinese rhesus macaques and found that those monkeys that had been re-exposed to SARS-CoV-2, like the unexposed control monkey, showed no recurrence of COVID-19.
The study found that the incubation period of the virus was five days for all but one of the patients, and the average duration of symptoms was eight days. However, the length of time that patients remained contagious after resolution of their symptoms ranged from one to eight days.