Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds that children's immune response protects against COVID-19

The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults. The findings also ...

Medical research

A protein for the mass production of antibodies

Antibodies play a fundamental role in medicine, and antibody-mediated immune response is the ultimate target in the quest for a vaccine to defeat the current pandemic. These minute proteins, also called immunoglobulins, are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood test finds undetected COVID-19 cases

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new blood test capturing previous exposure to COVID-19. Initial results suggest many more people have been exposed to the virus in Australia than have ...

Oncology & Cancer

New immunotherapy to beat cancer

Sophie Lucas (University of Louvain de Duve Institute) and her team have succeeded in neutralizing a molecule that blocks the immune system against cancer. The UCLouvain scientists discovered that this new immunotherapy increases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For an effective COVID vaccine, look beyond antibodies to T-cells

More than 100 companies have rushed into vaccine development against COVID-19 as the U.S. government pushes for a vaccine rollout at "warp speed"—possibly by the end of the year—but the bar set for an effective, long-lasting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Are antibody tests underestimating the spread of COVID-19?

Dr. Dipender Gill from St George's, along with researchers from the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit (part of the University of Cambridge) and University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, have published an editorial piece ...

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