Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19, MIS-C and Kawasaki disease share same immune response

The emergence of COVID-19 had doctors racing to define and treat the new disease, but they soon discovered it was not the only novel illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. A subset of children infected by the virus also experienced ...

Genetics

Scientists find a genetic cause of lupus

An international team of researchers has identified DNA mutations in a gene that senses viral RNA, as a cause of the autoimmune disease lupus, with the finding paving the way for the development of new treatments.

Genetics

The role of genes in prenatal responses to air pollution

Exposure to pollution during pregnancy can have many adverse effects in infants and children that can even extend into adulthood. For example, air pollution exposure is associated with increased risk of low birth weight, ...

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