Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International virus sleuths expected to go to China soon: WHO

The World Health Organization said Monday it had received reassurances from Beijing that international experts would soon be able to travel to China to help investigate the animal origins of COVID-19.

Oncology & Cancer

Vitamin D supplements may reduce risk of developing advanced cancer

For many years, investigators have been trying to pin down the tantalizing connection between vitamin D and cancer. Epidemiological studies have found that people who live near the equator, where exposure to sunlight produces ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First international, Chinese expert meeting on virus origin: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that international experts had held their first meeting, albeit virtually, with their Chinese counterparts in order to investigate the animal origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Medical research

Development of serological assays to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Approximately four months after the initial description of cases of atypical pneumonia in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, COVID-19 had become a major pandemic threat. By April 12, 2020, around half of the world's population ...

Immunology

The wrong track: How papillomaviruses trick the immune system

Specific antibodies protect us against viral infections—or do they? Researchers at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) studied the immune response to papillomaviruses in mice and discovered a hitherto unknown mechanism ...

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