Immunology

A tiny molecule with a big impact

Nitric oxide (NO) occurs naturally in the human body as a messenger substance. It is considered an all-rounder, as it performs numerous important regulatory functions, including immune defense against pathogens. The exact ...

Immunology

Changed established truth about the immune system

Protein in the blood did not have the function researchers believed in the interaction between two of the body's defense systems. Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes and colleagues thereby changed an established truth.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High virus count in the lungs drives COVID-19 deaths

A buildup of coronavirus in the lungs is likely behind the steep mortality rates seen in the pandemic, a new study finds. The results contrast with previous suspicions that simultaneous infections, such as bacterial pneumonia ...

Neuroscience

A noninvasive technique for neurological conditions

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are developing a new, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders, including pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common cold combats COVID-19

Exposure to the rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, can protect against infection by the virus which causes COVID-19, Yale researchers have found.

HIV & AIDS

HIV research yields potential drug target

Humans possess a formidable multi-layered defense system that protects us against viral infections. Better understanding of these defenses and the tricks that viruses use to evade them could open novel avenues for treating ...

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