Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

British study shows unknowns of COVID-19 spread

Authors of headline-grabbing research into how many people in Britain may already be infected with COVID-19 insisted Wednesday their research showed the need for widespread antibody testing to contain the pandemic.

Genetics

Fatal overproduction of antibodies

Bone marrow plasma cells produce antibodies. These comprise two long and two short protein chains. The pathological proliferation of plasma cells can lead to an overproduction of the short chains. These associate to fibrils ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany's coronavirus cases almost double to 129

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Germany jumped sharply to 129 on Sunday, official data showed, as the interior minister said he expected a vaccine by the end of the year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at halting the spread of a virus outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in China.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune responses to tuberculosis mapped across three species

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most vexing public health problems. About 1.5 million people died from this bacterial lung infection in 2018, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one-quarter of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China's coronavirus has not mutated in the US, says CDC

US health authorities said Monday they have sequenced the genome of the first two cases of the Chinese coronavirus reported in the country and confirmed the virus has not mutated since leaving China.

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