Just How Accurate Are Those Rapid Test Kits Anyway?

Testing for COVID-19 has taken many twists and turns over nearly the past two years. A new virus showed up on our doorstep, and we had no method to detect or combat it. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) molecular tests are … Continue reading

Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence Can Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease with Near 100% Accuracy

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is complex and inaccurate. Scientists in Lithuania used artificial intelligence combined with Deep Learning to modify an existing scanning algorithm to identify and classify AD with nearly 100% accuracy. Deep Learning https://www.ibm.com/cloud/learn/deep-learning. Deep learning … Continue reading

The Delta Variant is Causing an Upswelling in Demand for Pandemic Virus Checks

I noticed two articles today about testing for COVID-19. One talks about two types of tests, and the other spoke about home test kits flying off the shelves. Types of COVID-19 Tests https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/covid-test-antigen-molecular/2021/08/25/id/1033755/. Many tests can be used to detect … Continue reading

Tired of Waiting Days to Find Out if You are Positive or Negative?

I had a coronavirus test last week. It took about two days to get the results. I was negative. Other people I know are waiting for up to four days to get results. If they are positive and two weeks … Continue reading

Coronavirus Detection the Same with Nasal and Saliva

Several testing protocols have been done evaluating mouth swabs, nasal swabs, saliva (spit), and mouth rinses. The sensitivity and accuracy of spitting in a cup are nearly equal to nasal swabs and superior to testing mouth rinses. Rinsing the mouth … Continue reading

To Test or Not to Test with this Test and maybe Retest later?

The FDA is advising people without COVID-19 symptoms to not use the quick tests typically used in doctors’ offices. Why? Because they may not be as accurate. And retesting might be required. The expense of retesting is also a reason … Continue reading

Another Step Closer to Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common disease associated with dementia. It affects over five million Americans. It has been a difficult disease to diagnose, even when people have early stages of cognitive difficulty. Recently published research in the Journal … Continue reading