Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunoprotein impairs SARS-Cov-2

A protein produced by the human immune system can strongly inhibit corona viruses, including SARS-Cov-2, the pathogen causing COVID-19. An international team from Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. successfully showed that ...

Cardiology

T cells can shift from helping to harming in atherosclerosis

High cholesterol kills. In fact, one in four Americans will die from the consequences of atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaques of fat and cholesterol in the arteries. Statins have helped reduce mortality, but millions are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Freeze-framing the shape-shifting SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

The rod-like spike proteins on the surface of SARS CoV-2 are the tip of the spear of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spikes bind to human cells via the ACE2 receptor and then dramatically change shape, jack-knifing to fuse the ...

Immunology

Better vaccines are in our blood

Red blood cells do more than shuttle oxygen from our lungs to our organs: they also help the body fight off infections by capturing pathogens on their surfaces, neutralizing them, and presenting them to immune cells in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One vaccine could beat COVID, Sars, Mers, and common cold

SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—belongs to the family of betacoronaviruses that cause everything from the common cold to Mers (which kills about one in three people infected). Despite causing a wide range of ...

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