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Philadelphia working with Penn microbiologists to check for coronavirus variant

It’s hard to tell if there are more of these cases in this country because the U.S. is not doing enough of the sequencing to check for the variant.

By Alan Yu/WHYY

UPenn trains dogs to sniff out spotted lanternfly eggs

A study shows dogs can identity the egg masses with up to 95 percent accuracy.

By Julia Agos

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University of Pennsylvania researchers help develop rapid at-home COVID-19 test

This test detects the virus directly through its genetic material, and its developers say the results should be ready to interpret within an hour.
By Nina Feldman/WHYY


‘It’s a nightmare:’ International students forced to leave campus due to coronavirus

Students at universities across America are dealing with problems as institutions grapple with how to help mitigate the pandemic, shut down campuses and move courses online.

By Alan Yu/WHYY

5 lessons one doctor learned from the times he almost died

Because it’s so rare, Castleman disease isn’t well understood. That was especially the case 10 years ago.

By Liz Tung/WHYY
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