Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists rewrite the genesis of mosquito-borne viruses

Better designed vaccines for insect-spread viruses like dengue and Zika are likely after researchers discovered models of immature flavivirus particles were originally misinterpreted.

Genetics

Genes associated with COVID-19 risk identified

Having genetic risk variants in the ABO gene might significantly increase the chances of developing COVID-19, and other genes may also increase COVID-19 risk, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International ...

Medical research

Transforming lung cells critical for pulmonary fibrosis

The failure of lung epithelial cells to complete transition from a stem cell-like state into a fully differentiated state causes lung fibrosis, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Proceedings of the National ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indian Covid variant sparks concern, and questions

The coronavirus strain first linked to the COVID epidemic in India has now spread to at least 44 countries and been classified as a "variant of concern", but health authorities still know relatively little about it.

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