Research Article: COVID-19: Are Africa’s diagnostic challenges blunting response effectiveness?

Date Published: April 17, 2020 Publisher: F1000 Research Limited Author(s): Francis Kobia, Jesse Gitaka. http://doi.org/10.12688/aasopenres.13061.1 Abstract Since its emergence in Wuhan, China in December 2019, novel Coronavirus disease – 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread worldwide, achieving pandemic status on 11 th March, 2020. As of 1 st April 2020, COVID-19, which is caused by severe … Continue reading Research Article: COVID-19: Are Africa’s diagnostic challenges blunting response effectiveness?

Research Article: COVID-19 and the role of 3D printing in medicine

Date Published: April 27, 2020 Publisher: Springer International Publishing Author(s): Rance Tino, Ryan Moore, Sam Antoline, Prashanth Ravi, Nicole Wake, Ciprian N. Ionita, Jonathan M. Morris, Summer J. Decker, Adnan Sheikh, Frank J. Rybicki, Leonid L. Chepelev. http://doi.org/10.1186/s41205-020-00064-7 Abstract Partial Text The recent impact of COVID-19 in Italy has caused regional shortages of key equipment, … Continue reading Research Article: COVID-19 and the role of 3D printing in medicine

Research Article: COVID-19 and food security in Africa: Building more resilient food systems

Date Published: June 26, 2020 Publisher: F1000 Research Limited Author(s): Helena Shilomboleni. http://doi.org/10.12688/aasopenres.13078.1 Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our food systems. Despite increased efficiencies in producing and supplying large volumes of food, our current food systems have generated multiple adverse outcomes comprising high greenhouse gas emissions, persistent hunger, and livelihood stress … Continue reading Research Article: COVID-19 and food security in Africa: Building more resilient food systems

Research Article: COVID-19 and a novel initiative to improve safety by 3D printing personal protective equipment parts from computed tomography

Date Published: August 12, 2020 Publisher: Springer International Publishing Author(s): John J. Coté, John Haggstrom, Ranuga Vivekanandan, Kristin A. Coté, Daniel L. Real, David P. Weber, Anne Cheng, Nicholas G. Dubay, Robin Farias-Eisner. http://doi.org/10.1186/s41205-020-00073-6 Abstract Powered air-purifying respirators are in short supply and can break down with extended use. Replacement parts can become hard to … Continue reading Research Article: COVID-19 and a novel initiative to improve safety by 3D printing personal protective equipment parts from computed tomography

Research Article: A 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Date Published: August 15, 2020 Publisher: Springer International Publishing Author(s): Jonathan Ford, Todd Goldstein, Sean Trahan, Allison Neuwirth, Kyle Tatoris, Summer Decker. http://doi.org/10.1186/s41205-020-00076-3 Abstract The nasopharyngeal swab is a critical component of the COVID-19 testing kit. Supply chain remains greatly impacted by the pandemic. Teams from USF Health Radiology and Northwell Health System developed a … Continue reading Research Article: A 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Research Article: Leveraging investments in Ebola preparedness for COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

Date Published: March 18, 2020 Publisher: F1000 Research Limited Author(s): Rodgers Ayebare, Peter Waitt, Stephen Okello, Mubaraka Kayiira, Maureen Atim Ajok, Irene Nakatudde, Nahid Bhadelia, Mohammed Lamorde. http://doi.org/10.12688/aasopenres.13052.1 Abstract The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in China and transmission to more than 80 territories worldwide, including nine countries in Africa, presents a delicate situation for low-resource settings. Countries … Continue reading Research Article: Leveraging investments in Ebola preparedness for COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

Research Article: Current and emerging diagnostic tests available for the novel COVID-19 global pandemic

Date Published: April 24, 2020 Publisher: F1000 Research Limited Author(s): Gerald Mboowa. http://doi.org/10.12688/aasopenres.13059.1 Abstract On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the status of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak from epidemic to a global pandemic. This infection is caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Several rapid diagnostic tests have been developed … Continue reading Research Article: Current and emerging diagnostic tests available for the novel COVID-19 global pandemic

Research Highlights: Possibility of COVID-19 Virus Transmitted from Humans to Free-Ranging Wildlife such as Bats

Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008758 The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the considerable public health, economic, and societal effects of virus spreading from a wildlife reservoir. The transmission of COVID-19 virus among humans also presents a new set of problems when considering viral spreading from people to naive wildlife and other animal populations. Establishing new wildlife reservoirs for COVID-19 … Continue reading Research Highlights: Possibility of COVID-19 Virus Transmitted from Humans to Free-Ranging Wildlife such as Bats

Research Highlights: Early Development of IgG Antibody in Severe COVID-19 Infection

Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241104 To accurately interpret COVID-19 surveys related to positive results, it is important to learn the knowledge of serum-IgG responses to COVID-19 virus with a better understanding of patients who do not develop antibody. The research aimed to describe serum-IgG responses to COVID-19 virus in a group of patients with both severe and … Continue reading Research Highlights: Early Development of IgG Antibody in Severe COVID-19 Infection

Research Highlights: Immune Responses Between Male and Female in COVID-19

Date Published: Aug 26, 2020 Authors: Takehiro Takahashi, Mallory K. Ellingson, Patrick Wong, Benjamin Israelow, Carolina Lucas, Jon Klein, Julio Silva, Tianyang Mao, Ji Eun Oh, Maria Tokuyama, Peiwen Lu, Arvind Venkataraman, Annsea Park, Feimei Liu, Amit Meir, Jonathan Sun, Eric Y. Wang, Arnau Casanovas-Massana, Anne L. Wyllie, Chantal B.F. Vogels, Rebecca Earnest, Sarah Lapidus, … Continue reading Research Highlights: Immune Responses Between Male and Female in COVID-19