Immunology

Steering the immune system with liposomes

Liposomes—nano-sized spheres composed of fatty molecules—are very promising for vaccination. Bio-pharmaceutical scientist Naomi Benne discovered that the immune response in animal models can be steered by varying the ...

Health

Choosing the wrong health insurance could kill you

Choosing a health insurance plan is among the most important consumer decisions we make—and, for many of us, among the most bewildering. Do you pick the plan with the lowest out-of-pocket cost, or the one that allows you ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research finds relationship between COVID-19 deaths, morbid obesity

The prevalence of morbid obesity in a population is associated with negative outcomes from COVID-19, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Alabama of morbid obesity data and reported COVID-19 deaths ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data mining system unearths US counties most at risk for COVID deaths

The task of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide and predicting where cases will spike next and which areas may have high mortality rates remains daunting for scientists and public officials. A new machine learning ...

HIV & AIDS

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors ...

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