Could frozen food transmit COVID-19?

In mid-September, China suspended importing fishery products from Indonesia due to novel coronavirus contamination in the outer packages. A month earlier, China also reported frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil have traces of the virus as well as frozen prawns from Ecuador. China has reported around 10 cases of SARS-CoV-2, […]

New study could help scientists more effectively use T-cell technologies to better understand immune responses

A comparison of two key research tools used by immunologists to study different types of T-cell receptor signals has identified important features of existing technologies that could allow scientists to better understand immune responses, in a new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham. T cells form a […]

Drugs aren’t typically tested on women. AI could correct that bias

Researchers at Columbia University have developed AwareDX—Analysing Women At Risk for Experiencing Drug toXicity—a machine learning algorithm that identifies and predicts differences in adverse drug effects between men and women by analyzing 50 years’ worth of reports in an FDA database. The algorithm, described September 22 in the journal Patterns, […]

How the airline industry recovers from COVID-19 could determine who gets organ transplants

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the airline industry. Passenger numbers are down more than two-thirds from last year, and airlines have been canceling flights and shutting down routes. It’s frustrating for travelers, but for patients on organ transplant waitlists, the loss of flights can put a life-saving kidney or heart […]