Genetics

Common gene variant linked to COVID mortality

It may be the most baffling quirk of COVID: What manifests as minor, flu-like symptoms in some individuals spirals into severe disease, disability, and even death in others. A new paper published in Nature may explain the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Switching off' specific brain cells protects against stress

It is well known that long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious psychiatric problems. However, the precise mechanisms underpinning the stress response have remained elusive. Recent advances in microscopic imaging by ...

Medical research

Hemodialysis patients have antibody response to COVID-19 vaccine

Most hemodialysis patients (HDP) but few kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) develop antibody responses to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) after receipt of an mRNA vaccine, according to a study ...

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