Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumonia kills 140,000 children each year in Nigeria

Pneumonia kills around 143,000 children under the age of five each year in Nigeria, the government said Thursday, with the coronavirus pandemic hampering access to life-saving treatment.

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.

page 1 from 12