Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A platform of vaccine target recommendations for COVID-19

As genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the novel pneumonia (COVID-19), are similar to those of the 2003 SARS virus, SARS-CoV, knowledge and data of SARS-CoV may be useful for finding ways to combat COVID-19. Such ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists identify new target for melanoma immunotherapy

QIMR Berghofer research has found a new reason why some melanoma patients do not respond well to immunotherapy—a discovery that could lead to better-tailored treatments for the potentially deadly cancer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor.

Oncology & Cancer

Genes that predispose to cancer by impairing the immune system

The idea that the immune system 'monitors and prevents' the development of cancer, which is called 'cancer immune vigilance," was initially proposed at the beginning of the last century. Since then, epidemiological studies ...

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