Tag Archives: test

These Labs Rushed to Test for Coronavirus. They Had Few Takers.

When a stay-at-home order in March all but closed the revered labs of the gene-editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna, her team at the University of California, Berkeley dropped everything and started testing for the coronavirus. They expected their institute to be inundated with samples since it was offering the service for free, with support from philanthropies.… Read More »

Can a cholesterol test be wrong

Even though I fasted for 12 hours before I gave blood, could the cheeseburger have elevated my cholesterol? I am 22 and am only a few pounds overweight. What do you suggest I do to lower my numbers? Vincent Medical Center. If you fasted for 12 hours, then the cheeseburger you ate did not have… Read More »

Barbers, massage therapists, and tattoo artists: Georgia set to provide a test case for reopening the economy

Georgia is set to provide a test on how quickly states can reopen their economies in the midst of the pandemic. On Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, announced that a limited number of businesses could reopen this Friday. Yet many of those businesses, including barbers, hairdressers, manicurists, massage therapists, and tattoo artists, are in… Read More »

Drive-Through COVID Test Booth Developed at Penn State

A team of engineers at Pennsylvania State University, including faculty and students, has been working on a solution to protect staff at drive-through COVID-19 testing sites. The team, working separately in different locations around the university, designed a booth that provides a barrier between the individuals being tested and the person conducting the test. This… Read More »