Diagnostic Startup MediCircle Health brings AI-Powered Rapid COVID-19 Test to Indian Market

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AI-based diagnostics startup MediCircle Health Pvt. Ltd. announced that it was launching a rapid spectrometry-based detection test for COVID-19 powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. The portable spectrometry-based testing platform leverages ML and AI to screen for the presence of COVID-19 virus using nasal or mouthwash as a sample from an individual. MediCircle Health… Continue reading Diagnostic Startup MediCircle Health brings AI-Powered Rapid COVID-19 Test to Indian Market

U.K-based Pharmatech Company Exscientia Gets $1.5 Million Grant from Gates Foundation for its AI-based COVID-19 Therapy

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Exscientia, a pharmatech company based in Oxford, U.K. that uses AI for small molecule drug discovery, has announced it has received a $1.5 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a COVID-19 therapy that is highly effective against new mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 and other SARS viruses as well. Exscientia has… Continue reading U.K-based Pharmatech Company Exscientia Gets $1.5 Million Grant from Gates Foundation for its AI-based COVID-19 Therapy

Amazon introduces at-home COVID-19 Test Kit for U.S. Customers at a Price of $39.99

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E-commerce giant Amazon, Inc., announced on Tuesday that it would selling its own brand of at-home COVID-19 test kits for customers in the United States. The PCR test was initially launched for Amazon employees and has received emergency use authorization from the U.S. FDA. The test kit is valued at USD 39.99 on the Amazon… Continue reading Amazon introduces at-home COVID-19 Test Kit for U.S. Customers at a Price of $39.99

Researchers from Harvard University and MIT develop Face Mask that takes 90 Minutes to Detect the Presence of SARS-CoV-2

In a groundbreaking research study, scientists and researchers have developed an innovative wearable biosensor incorporating cutting-edge biotechnology in the clothing. The team of researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have embedded synthetic biology reactions into fabrics to detect pathogens and toxins and send alerts… Continue reading Researchers from Harvard University and MIT develop Face Mask that takes 90 Minutes to Detect the Presence of SARS-CoV-2

FDA Warns About Risk Of Rare Heart Inflammation Related To Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines’ patient and provider fact sheets on 26th June 2021, indicating a rare risk of heart inflammation. The fact sheets for each vaccine were updated to include a warning concerning myocarditis and pericarditis after the second dosage, as well… Continue reading FDA Warns About Risk Of Rare Heart Inflammation Related To Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines

Scientists Announce Development of Universal Vaccine to Fight Covid-19 Variants

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Scientists at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health have brought good news in the wake of mounting concerns about the Delta and Delta Plus coronavirus strains. They announced that they have created a hybrid vaccination, nicknamed the ‘super vaccine,’ that should protect against future coronavirus variant infections. When injected into… Continue reading Scientists Announce Development of Universal Vaccine to Fight Covid-19 Variants

CDC Partners with WhatsApp to Launch a Spanish Chatbot to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent vaccination drives, racial disparities have continued to impact the Black and Latino communities. In a bid to counter misinformation and help people understand the importance of vaccination, messaging platform WhatsApp and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have joined forces to develop a Spanish language vaccine-finder… Continue reading CDC Partners with WhatsApp to Launch a Spanish Chatbot to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation