News tagged with pandemics

Biosensors: A handy kit

(PhysOrg.com) -- A silicon-based microfluidic chip that distinguishes different viral strains shows potential for the quick on-site diagnosis of infectious diseases.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Biochemistry
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LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system

A compact, self-contained, automated system for surveillance and screening of potential pandemic strains of influenza and other deadly infectious diseases is a step closer to reality, thanks to an agreement between Los Alamos ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Other
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Students develop a low-cost portable ventilator

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of students from MIT has devised a new low-cost ventilator to keep patients breathing in places that lack standard mechanical ventilators, or during times of emergency such as pandemics or natural ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Engineering
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Rise of health scares has social basis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Attempts to communicate health pandemics accurately are thwarted by rapid growing interest in health scares that spread socially rather than through individuals feeling a genuine need to find out about the ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Social Sciences
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