Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
In the treatment of coronavirus, the chances of recovery often depend on what stage of the disease she revealed.
To make a more successful discovery process СOVID-19 is a new device created at the George Washington University in D.C. is a miniature device that allows you to almost instantly detect the presence of human coronavirus, or traces of antibodies formed in the body in response to this pathogen if the patient is already ill with the infection.
This is stated in the article on a dedicated site MedicalXpress, RIA Novosti reported.
It is noted that the operation of the detector based on the color of spectroscopy, and the results of testing the patient can get an app to the phone. On the work of researchers said Detector, consisting of conductors thickness of a strand of human hair and covered with thin layer of gold, can react to substances in the gaseous state and signaling the color change of the indicator.
In turn, artificial intelligence, analyzing the response of a detector able to determine what the substance is in the blood.
“During a pandemic, such rapid tests are very important, — said the project author, a Professor of computer engineering at the George Washington University Mona Zaghloul. — Our employees were able to calibrate the device to detect the presence of blood coronavirus, in the same way as antibodies in the bloodstream, formed from recover СOVID-19 patients“.
Technically it looks simple enough, the scientist explained. It is necessary to treat the detector with a solution containing proteins that specifically associated with coronavirus. If the person is infected with SARS CoV-2, the virus come into contact with the surface of the detector, is able to change the color of the indicator. Capturing optical metamorphosis of the mobile phone, the patient immediately receives a response, whether it is a virus carrier or not.
“This device is especially necessary now, when by how quickly the doctors will be able to identify those infected, depends on the success in the treatment and — most importantly — the ability to prevent the spread of dangerous infections, — says the co-author, Dr. Jeanne Jordan of the school of public health of the Milken Institute in Santa Monica (California). — We must equip practical health workers, social service technique that can help in everyday work of doctors“.
The zaghloul, in turn, is confident that with the help of artificial intelligence and of the detector can be processed an extensive database on the number and composition of patients and carriers of the coronavirus. “Experts and patients will be able to download information straight to the cloud, “says the Professor.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that a group of scientists from China and USA created a method of blood examination (test PanSeer), which allows to identify five forms of cancer for 4 years before the appearance of obvious symptoms. The test can show cancer of the stomach, esophagus, lung, liver, and colorectal cancer.