Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transferrin identified as potential contributor to COVID-19 severity

SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It is currently not known why some individuals develop only mild or no symptoms when infected, whilst others experience severe, life-threatening forms of the disease. However, ...

Cardiology

Ultrasound for thrombosis prevention

A new approach for the prevention of thrombosis was proposed by researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Russian National Research Center for Hematology (NRCH).

Immunology

Immune system—the body's street sweepers

A new study by medical researchers at LMU extends the list of tasks performed by the smallest blood cells known as platelets: At sites of infection, actively migrating platelets sweep bacteria into aggregates for disposal ...

Immunology

Clues about immune resolution identified in blood

Stopping a wound from bleeding is essential for human health. Blood coagulation - in which blood goes from liquid to gel and forms a clot - can prevent excessive bleeding and infection. But exactly what molecular events transpire ...

Medical research

'Fixing' blood vessel cells to diagnose blood clotting disorders

When in dysfunction, the vascular endothelium—the tissue that lines the blood vessels throughout our body's entire circulatory system—plays a big role in the development of many human diseases, including diabetes, stroke, ...

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