Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First COVID-19 autopsy series reveals new cardiopulmonary findings

LSU Health New Orleans pathologists performed the first series of autopsies on African Americans who died from COVID-19 in New Orleans, and their findings provide new and critical information to guide patient management. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the latest coronavirus tells us about emerging new infections

Viruses are quick studies. They're prolific at adapting to new environments and infecting new hosts. As a result they are able to jump the species divide from animals to humans—as the new coronavirus in China is showing.

Genetics

Important gene variants found in certain African populations

In the nearly 20 years since the Human Genome Project was completed, experts in genetic variants increasingly have raised concerns about the overemphasis on studying people of European descent when performing large population ...

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