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Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools

#COVID19 #coronavirus #diagnosis #NewYork #NewYorkCity #Kinsa The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools. Over the past few years, a California-based tech start-up has repeatedly made headlines for beating public health agencies at their own game. The start-up, Kinsa, which makes internet-connected thermometers, has routinely detected the spread of seasonal flu weeks before the Centers

Salivary biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological diseases

#saliva #neurology #dementia #Alzheimers #diagnosis Current research efforts on neurological diseases are focused on identifying novel disease biomarkers to aid in diagnosis, provide accurate prognostic information and monitor disease progression. With advances in detection and quantification methods in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, saliva has emerged as a good source of samples for detection of disease biomarkers. Obtaining a sample of saliva offers multiple advanta

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