Author | Heather Onorati


Dermatologist turns sterilized wraps into face masks with high filter efficiency

May 18, 2020

A third-year resident in the department of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine has kicked off a passion project turning discarded sterilization wrap into face masks with a high filter efficiency. She hopes these will fill a need as well as reserve N95 masks and surgical masks for those procedures that they are designated.

Oral patch improves ulcers in phase 2b study

April 23, 2020

A biodegradable oral adhesive patch demonstrated significant improvement in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP), according to AFYX Therapeutics, which reported the phase 2b trial results April 22.

COVID-19: Experts discuss virulence, potential treatments, controversies

March 31, 2020

Governments and the scientific community are racing to identify new and existing drugs that might help flatten the curve and save lives. Read from experts as they discuss the latest news and research surrounding possible treatments for COVID-19.

Experts advise caution over early, emerging treatments

March 25, 2020

Experts sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force March 24, outlining concerns about a growing shortage of medications required for managing patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis after President Donald Trump said in a March 19 press conference that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could treat COVID-19.