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Engineers Create Faster and Cheaper COVID-19 Testing with Pencil Lead

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Testing is key to understanding and controlling the spread of COVID-19, which has already taken more than four million lives around the world. However, current tests are limited by the tradeoff between accuracy and the time it takes to analyze a sample.…

Alpha Variant Spread Via ‘Super-Seeding’ Event

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The FINANCIAL — The COVID-19 Alpha (or Kent) variant is not 80% more transmissible, as was originally thought, according to a new study published by researchers at universities including Oxford. But, they warn, the rapid spread of the variant around the UK last year has major implications for the treatment of other variant outbreaks, because…