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Clofazimine as an at Home COVID-19 Treatment

Written By: Kaylee Zhou Scientists from Sanford University and the University of Hong Kong recently published a study indicating that the drug clofazimine successfully defends and prevents severe inflammatory responses against SARS-CoV-2. These researchers emphasized that this is a step in the right direction towards

Device Harvests Energy from Body Heat

Written By: Kaylee Zhou An associate professor from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Boulder, Jianliang Xiao, along with his coworkers have produced a new device that can convert the body’s natural heat into electricity. The group of researchers described the device as “stretchy

Nanomaterial-Based Biosensor for COVID-19 Antibodies

Written By: Kaylee Zhou Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh’s investigators have recently partnered together to create a nanomaterial-based biosensor platform. Their creation can detect the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in mere seconds. The platform can not only quickly identify if a patient has

Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine

Written By: Kaylee Zhou The pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and BioNTech, have partnered together and are officially starting to roll out their FDA-approved COVID vaccine. Pfizer launched the start of their Phase III clinical trial in July 2020, which had around 37,000 participating members. On November

MIT Team Develops Underwater GPS Powered By Sound

Written By: Kaylee Zhou Oceans make up at least 70% of Earth, but only 5% of the seafloor has been mapped, which leaves no less than 65% of the oceans on Earth unexplored and unobserved (Emerson, 2016). Researchers have established that deepwater pressures, extremely cold

Long Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms

Written by: Kaylee Zhou Once diagnosed with COVID-19, a majority of patients recover within two weeks; however, some continue to suffer from symptoms even after negative test results. As we all know, COVID-19 symptoms include coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, fatigue, among others, but some common