A saliva-based smartphone platform could rapidly expand COVID-19 testing

Offering an ultrasensitive yet accessible approach to COVID-19 testing, a portable saliva-based smartphone platform provides results within 15 minutes without the resource-intensive laboratory tests the current gold standard requires, according to a new study. The approach was tested in 12 people infected with COVID-19 and 6 healthy controls. Bo Ning and colleagues demonstrate that this […]

The role of platform protection insurance in the sharing economy

Researchers from Temple University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the business impact of PPI on buyers’ purchase behaviors and sellers’ sales activities. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “The Impact of Platform Protection Insurance on Buyers and Sellers in the […]

Hyundai plans to build dozens of vehicles on its new modular EV platform

Hyundai’s EV system combines essential components to maximize efficiency. (Hyundai/) Manufacturers can technically “electrify” vehicles by swapping out the internal combustion engine for electric parts. But, that strategy doesn’t allow them to take full advantage of what EVs have to offer. To avoid that trap, Hyundai built its new Electric Global Modular Platform—or E-GMP—from scratch […]

New platform for creating and characterizing material blends could significantly accelerate development

Yale University PhD student Kristof Toth (pictured above) with the electrospray deposition tool he designed, built, and validated in collaboration with staff scientist Gregory Doerk of Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). This CFN tool allows users to blend multiple components–such as polymers, nanoparticles, and small molecules–over a range of compositions in a single […]

New experimental AI platform matches tumor to best drug combo — ScienceDaily

Only 4 percent of all cancer therapeutic drugs under development earn final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “That’s because right now we can’t match the right combination of drugs to the right patients in a smart way,” said Trey Ideker, PhD, professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine […]