Genetics

Neanderthal-derived protein may reduce the severity of COVID-19

Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Syphilis may have spread through Europe before Columbus

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease—and while commonly dismissed due to the availability of modern treatments, it is in fact spreading at an alarming rate: In recent decades, more than 10 million people around the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stopping epidemics in their tracks

Science and technology have the potential to stop future epidemics in their tracks, says Tanja Stadler. But this requires better collaboration between scientists and the authorities.

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