Nanotech could diagnose COVID-19 and gauge death risk

A point-of-care platform that uses either nanoparticles or magnetic levitation could diagnose COVID-19 infection and assess future risk, researchers say.

“Such technology would not only be useful in protecting health care centers from becoming overwhelmed, but could also prevent severe shortages of health care resources, minimize death rates, and improve management of future epidemics and pandemics,” says Morteza Mahmoudi, assistant professor in the radiology department in the Precision Health Program at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

The concept is based on the varying levels of infection and stages of disease which alter the composition of biological fluids such

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