Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into the immune system's role in severe COVID-19

By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to ...

Medical research

New findings on enzymes with important role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers at Uppsala University have described the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for host cell entry and development of the disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential targets for COVID-19 vaccine found

Scientists from the University of Manchester have identified parts of the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus that activate an immune response and which could act as targets for vaccine development.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus vaccine: reasons to be optimistic

The first coronaviruses known to infect humans were discovered more than half a century ago – so why are there no vaccines against these viruses? Should we be optimistic that an effective vaccine will be developed now?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PPE, plus training, lowers risk of COVID-19 for health care workers

Health care workers carry a significant burden of coronavirus infections worldwide, but a new evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University shows the rate can be lowered with the use of personal protective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can you get the COVID-19 coronavirus twice?

Governments are starting to lift restrictions and some are considering "immunity passports," where all restrictions are lifted for those previously infected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

He recovered from COVID-19. Can his blood help others?

(HealthDay)—Domenico Piccininni is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have had a COVID-19 infection and recovered after a bit of misery, but with no lasting complications.

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