Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prolonged immune response may contribute to post-COVID-19 blood clots

Serious complications due to blood clots, such as heart attacks and strokes, that are experienced by some COVID-19 survivors may be caused by a lingering immune response in the blood vessels after recovery, suggests a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Sometimes, when you're fighting off a virus or bacterial infection, your immune system starts a fight with your heart. When that happens, the heart muscle may become inflamed, a condition called myocarditis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innate immune system worsens the situation in severe COVID-19

In patients with severe COVID-19, the innate immune system overreacts. This overreaction may underlie the formation of blood clots (thrombi) and deterioration in oxygen saturation that affect the patients. This is shown in ...

Neuroscience

Timing is of the essence when treating brain swelling in mice

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered Jekyll and Hyde immune cells in the brain that ultimately help with brain repair but early after injury can lead to fatal swelling, suggesting that timing ...

Genetics

DNA webs may drive lung pathology in severe COVID-19

Sticky webs of DNA released from immune cells known as neutrophils may cause much of the tissue damage associated with severe COVID-19 infections, according to two new studies published September 14 in the Journal of Experimental ...

Neuroscience

Three stages to COVID-19 brain damage identified by neurologists

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has just published a paper with a comprehensive review of the COVID-19's effect on the nervous system which classifies brain damage caused by COVID-19 into three stages. One of the authors, ...

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