Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaping increases risk of coronavirus, and here's the science

By now, we are all familiar with guidance on how to reduce your risk of contracting coronavirus: Wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance. But here's another important piece of advice: Don't vape.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests embryos could be susceptible to coronavirus

Genes that are thought to play a role in how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects our cells have been found to be active in embryos as early as during the second week of pregnancy, say scientists at the University of Cambridge and ...

Medical research

Leishmania virulence strategy unveiled

A team from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) has made a scientific breakthrough regarding the virulence strategy employed by the Leishmania parasite to infect cells of the immune system. This microorganism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An old new weapon against emerging Chikungunya virus

Since 2013, the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has spread rapidly through South America and the Caribbean, and is now threatening Southern Europe and the southern US. It causes flu-like symptoms with fever and joint pains, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human genomic pathways to bronchitis virus therapy

Viral replication and spread throughout a host organism employs many proteins, but the process is not very well understood. Scientists at A*STAR have led a collaborative study to learn which host factors play a key role in ...

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