Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify immunological markers for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

Many experts now predict that COVID-19, which so far has killed more than 5.5 million people worldwide, will remain endemic as new, infectious variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge. These new variants could pose a greater risk of ...

Medications

Role of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland highlights the benefits of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections. The researchers exposed human blood immune cells to molecules from infectious bacterial and fungal ...

Immunology

Key protein drives our immune response against viruses

Scientists have just slotted into place a big piece of the puzzle that explains how our blood cells mount their first line of defense against viruses. They hope this discovery will help them one day better control the response ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID transmission influenced by blood transmission rules

Accumulated evidence worldwide shows that blood type affects the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with blood Type O being less susceptible and non-O blood types more susceptible. The results of a new data model by Dr. Peter ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers pinpoint blood factors linked to severe COVID

Scientists have identified unique "indicators" in the blood of patients with severe and fatal COVID, paving the way for simple diagnostic tests to help doctors identify who will go on to become critically ill.

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