Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Five facts about Bell's palsy

No one's exactly sure what causes Bell's palsy, a condition that causes sudden facial weakness on one side of the face. But the symptoms are unmistakable. Once the weakness, or paralysis, sets in—usually on one side of ...

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Uncovering the HIV life cycle

Though it has been eclipsed lately by SARS-CoV-2, there is another global epidemic still threatening people: HIV/AIDS. According to UNAIDS, a United Nations initiative, some 38 million people worldwide are currently infected ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Medical research

Genetic factors linked to response to common antiviral medications

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists and collaborators in Sweden and Japan are reporting that the enzyme NUDT15 plays a role in how patients respond to antiviral therapy with the common drugs ganciclovir and acyclovir. ...

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DOE scientists deploy creativity, speed to disrupt COVID-19

In early 2020, when the novel coronavirus was gaining momentum but had not yet been named a pandemic, computational chemist Marti Head of Oak Ridge National Laboratory—along with scientists and researchers around the globe—abruptly ...

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