Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Boosting immune system a potential treatment strategy for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, much research has focused on the immune system's role in patients who become seriously ill. A popular theory has it that the immune system gets so revved ...

Medications

Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How can we get effective treatments for COVID-19?

Researchers across the world have responded rapidly to COVID-19—a new disease that we don't yet know how to treat. In the search to find safe and effective treatments, teams of scientists are looking into more than 200 ...

Medical research

New testing system predicts septic shock outcomes

More than 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis each year, and more than 270,000 die from it. The condition—which happens when the body has an extreme response to a bacterial or viral infection, causing a chain reaction ...

Medical research

Researchers publish new insights into COVID-19

Researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center seem to have found an essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19, which has so far been overlooked. If the insight is correct, it probably has important consequences ...

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