Medications

US fast-tracking antimalarials to treat coronavirus

The US is fast-tracking antimalarial drugs for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday, following encouraging early results in France and China.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes

From Australia's Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia have ramped up efforts to stem the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus amid fears of a second wave of infections in places where outbreaks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

The Federal Aviation Administration briefly suspended flights to New York City-area airports on Saturday because of coronavirus-related staffing issues as the number of confirmed cases in New York state soared above 10,000.

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California goes on virus lockdown as Italy death toll overtakes China

California's 40 million people were under lockdown on Friday in the most drastic quarantine efforts by a US state to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, as the global toll surged with Italy surpassing China as the country ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Public health leadership paramount to emerging coronavirus pandemic

For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics—perhaps most notably—the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. Since then, surveillance systems ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Who is at risk and how do we know?

For many of us, the threat of coronavirus suddenly feels much closer to home. The last few days have seen a rapid increase in the number of cases in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Now officially a pandemic, the virus has proven ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK opens probe into website advertising virus 'cure'

British officials said Monday they had opened a probe into an illegal website claiming to sell a cure for the novel coronavirus, which came to light during an AFP fact-checking investigation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Individual response to COVID-19 'as important' as government action

How individuals respond to government advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be at least as important, if not more important, than government action, according to a new commentary from researchers at the University ...

Immunology

Specialized helper cells contribute to immunological memory

Helper T cells play an important role in the immune response against pathogens. The role of a particular subset of these immune cells was previously unclear. It's now been shown that T follicular helper cells live much longer ...

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