CERN is the hub of vast global computing resources and collaborations, representing a considerable potential in the fight against COVID-19, with applications ranging from the support of therapy and vaccine research to the deployment of the data-sharing platform Zenodo, and from online...Read more ›
The technologies and scientific advances behind high-energy physics - through developments in accelerators, detectors and computing - have historically contributed to the field of medical and biomedical technologies.
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On March 23, an initiative started amongst CERN personnel to produce 3D-printed face masks with interchangeable filters. The initial goal was to develop a 3D-printed washable mask with the possibility of fitting different types of easily-available filtration materials that would offer at least...Read more ›
The current standard for definitive diagnosis of COVID-19 is the real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). While this is a highly sensitive and specific test for COVID-19, it does not measure the severity nor progress of the...Read more ›
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