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RADx diversifies COVID-19 test portfolio with four new contracts, including one to detect variants

NIH has awarded four additional contracts for the development and scaled-up manufacturing of new COVID-19 diagnostic testing technologies through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech (RADx) initiative. The awards total $29.3 million and will...
5-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales

CDC, in collaboration with the NIH, has launched a community health initiative called “Say Yes! COVID Test” starting in Pitt County, North Carolina, and coming soon to Chattanooga/Hamilton County Tennessee.
31-Mar-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ultrasound tracks down misfiring heart sites

Abnormal heart rhythms—cardiac arrhythmias—are a major worldwide health problem. Now scientists are using ultrasound for more accurate maps of arrhythmic sites in the heart for improved success of ablation procedures.
19-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH’s RADx Tech program inks additional contracts for COVID-19 diagnostic tests and supplies

The NIH RADx initiative awarded three new contracts totaling $36.7 million for the development of new COVID-19 diagnostic testing technologies and production of specimen collection kits and swabs.
12-Jan-2021 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers engineer “gut feeling” in a lab dish

Research into the gut-brain axis continues to reveal how the brain and gut influence each other’s health and well-being. Now researchers are endeavoring to learn more about gut-brain discourse using a model system built in a lab dish.
30-Dec-2020 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA

The FDA granted emergency use authorization today for an innovative COVID-19 viral antigen test developed with support from NIH’s RADx Initiative.
15-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers 3D print lifelike heart valve models

Engineers have created 3D printed patient-specific models of the aorta that can aid presurgical planning and improve outcomes of minimally invasive valve replacement.
9-Dec-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

NIH-funded tool helps organizations plan COVID-19 testing

The COVID-19 Testing Impact Calculator is a free resource that shows how different approaches to testing and other mitigation measures, such as mask use, can curb the spread of the virus in any organization.
7-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


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