‘We Will Literally Go Anywhere’

When President Biden said in a national address earlier this month that barbecues and in-person get-togethers might be possible for the July 4 holiday, many Americans became hopeful that they might reclaim another summer tradition: the vacation. Even before the president’s cautiously optimistic speech, online search and booking activity for summer travel was breaking records.…

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IFCC-IOF study investigates harmonization of assays for ß-CTX

Bone turnover markers, and specifically bone resorption markers, are commonly used to monitor patients’ response to pharmacological treatment and adherence. In 2011, the Joint Committee on Bone Marker Standards of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) designated Procollagen type I N-propeptide (PINP) and the C-terminal…

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Updated Cochrane review assesses how accurate rapid tests are for detecting COVID-19

Today, Cochrane, a global independent network that gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help informed health decision-making, publishes an updated systematic review assessing rapid tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19). The review shows that rapid antigen tests are better at correctly identifying cases of COVID-19 in people with symptoms than…

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