Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How human cells become Zika virus factories

Zika virus has a trick up its sleeve. Once inside the body, the virus likes to make a beeline for dendritic cells, the cells we rely on to launch an effective immune response.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Metabolic changes in immune cells linked to COVID-19 severity

The clinical outcome and severity of COVID-19 cannot be explained by a single factor like age, gender, or comorbidities. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has identified potential determinants of COVID-19 severity ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Myalgic encephalomyelitis associated with cellular energy strain

Professor Karl Johan Tronstad at the University of Bergen has supervised a study which found biochemical changes in the blood of ME patients. The results support the hypothesis that the disease involves impaired cellular ...

Medical research

Enhanced autophagy could help treat diabetes

Enhancing autophagy—the cellular process that breaks down and removes unneeded components—in fat tissue could help treat diabetes, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports.

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