Diseases

Affordable Care Act key to keeping people insured amid COVID 19-related job losses

Widespread layoffs amid the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to cut off millions of people from their employer-sponsored health insurance plans.

Rapid diagnostic for gonorrhea wins $19 million federal prize competition to combat antibiotic resistance

A diagnostic test capable of accurately and reliably detecting the microorganism that causes gonorrhea and rapidly determining in under 30 minutes if the microorganism is susceptible to a single-dose antibiotic is the winner of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Diagnostic Challenge. Visby Medical, Inc., will receive $19 million as a prize for its winning diagnostic.