Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases

There is an idea within the coronavirus research field that there is some kind of T-cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients, but specific details have not yet been clarified. To shed light on the problem, a research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk

Dementia and other cognitive disorders now appear to be risk factors for developing severe COVID-19, according to research from the University of Georgia. The findings highlight the need for special care for populations with ...

Genetics

Insights into the genetic architecture of penicillin allergy

Researchers announce the first robust evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex gene HLA-B in penicillin allergy. To identify genetic risk factors for penicillin allergy, the international team of researchers ...

Genetics

Multiple sclerosis as the flip side of immune fitness

About half of the people with multiple sclerosis have the HLA-DR15 gene variant. A study led by the University of Zurich has now shown how this genetic predisposition contributes to the development of the autoimmune disease ...

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