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Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel

A federal panel will decide on Friday whether to recommend approval of a controversial but potentially promising Alzheimers drug, which would be the first to come to market in nearly two decades. The drug, aducanumab, would not stop or reverse dementia, but some evidence suggests it can slow the progression of memory and thinking problems… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Travel abroad linked to positive test rate in England

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, 30 July 2020ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 28 September Coronavirus rates have been higher among people who have travelled abroad Rates of people… Read More »

Fast, inexpensive test for malaria drills down to specifics

“This field-ready SHERLOCK diagnostic malaria assay surpasses the sensitivity and specificity requirements set by the WHO for a desired test that can be used to detect low parasite density in asymptomatic carriers of all major Plasmodium species,” said Collins. “Its highly streamlined design could provide a viable solution to the present diagnostic bottleneck on the… Read More »

CDC reverses controversial coronavirus guidance that said people without symptoms may not need a test

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | POOL | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed controversial coronavirus testing guidance that said people who were exposed to an… Read More »

Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire woman, 75, ‘first positive test within UK’

The earliest known person to contract coronavirus within the UK has been identified, scientists believe. Analysis of samples by the University of Nottingham showed a 75-year-old woman, from Nottinghamshire, tested positive on 21 February. She is also understood to be first in the UK to die after contracting Covid-19. A Surrey resident was previously believed… Read More »