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    APHL: Expanding Testing Capacity for COVID-19 Greatly Bolsters U.S. Public Health Response

APHL: Expanding Testing Capacity for COVID-19 Greatly Bolsters U.S. Public Health Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more, contact Michelle Forman at 240.485.2793 or michelle.forman@aphl.org
Statement from Scott Becker, CEO of Association of Public Health Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD, February 29, 2020 — “Today the Food and Drug Administration announced new guidelines to increase U.S. capacity for diagnostic testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
“Previously, only public health laboratories that […]

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

From 19 to 25 February, no new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported. This was the first time since the beginning of the response that no new confirmed cases were reported over a seven-day period (Figure 1). The most recent case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province on […]

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Test distinguishes Parkinson’s disease from related condition

A test that uses samples of cerebrospinal fluid was able to distinguish Parkinson’s disease from a related condition called multiple system atrophy with 95% accuracy. …read more

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Neurons play role in oral cancer

Scientists discovered a new role for nerves in oral cancer progression, in which tumor cells send genetic messages that transform nerves into cancer-promoting agents. …read more

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Neural signature predicts antidepressant response

Researchers identified specific patterns of brain activity that predict whether someone with depression is likely to respond to a common antidepressant. …read more

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