An inexpensive and readily available saline solution can be used to safely store and transport coronavirus samples and help resolve a nationwide shortage of the solution needed to complete COVID-19 testing, according to Rutgers researchers. In a study published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, investigators report that phosphate buffered saline — a simple salt solution commonly found in hospitals and clinical laboratories — can be used as a virus transport medium for up to 18 hours to reliably send coronavirus-contaminated specimens to the testing laboratory. To read the full story.
- How can NJ cut high death rate among Black mothers in childbirth? This group has a plan
- Could polio be making comeback in Delaware Valley?
- Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities
- Rutgers Will Conduct the Most Comprehensive Study Ever Done of High-Risk Children Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes.
- A U.S.-Russia nuclear war could starve 5 billion to death, study says.