Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the pandemic is teaching us about the immune system

Four years after the first cases of an unusual pneumonia appeared in Wuhan in December 2019, nearly 7 million people have lost their lives to COVID-19, and some 65 million more continue to struggle with the infection's mystifying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tobacco smoke exposure linked to increased risk of tuberculosis

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified a potential mechanism by which tobacco smoking drives a type of white blood cell known as monocytes to the lung where they can increase the risk of active ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study highlights COVID-19's adaptive strategy for infection

Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism whereby the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, can vary its mode of infection in human cells. In work published in the journal eLife, a team from the University of Minnesota ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How three infectious disease agents evade the immune system

COVID-19 cast a glaring spotlight on the devastating impact that infectious diseases can have on human health and society. At the height of the global pandemic, most of the world came to a standstill, and millions of lives ...

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