Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover 'weak spot' across major COVID-19 variants

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a key vulnerability across all major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the recently emerged BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron subvariants.

Immunology

Cellular waste may supercharge immune cell function

The immune cells that protect us from infection and cancer seek out a wide array of fuel sources to power their function—including some long thought to be cellular waste products.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify an Achilles' heel in neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops from neural cells on the adrenal glands, accounts for 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Almost half of children with high-risk neuroblastoma harbor extra copies of the gene MYCN ...

Oncology & Cancer

Inflammatory signaling linked to leukemia progression

An inflammatory signaling protein called interleukin-6 has been linked to the progression of acute myeloid leukemia, representing a potential target for future treatments of the disease, according to a recent Northwestern ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Powerful new antibody neutralizes all known SARS-CoV-2 variants

As SARS-CoV-2 has evolved and mutated, therapeutic antibodies that worked early in the pandemic have become less effective, and newer variants, especially omicron, have developed ways to evade the antibodies we make in response ...

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