Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus variants can evade antibodies by spreading via supercells

The antibodies we create after we're infected with a virus or vaccinated against it can be very powerful. A virus typically spreads within our bodies by entering a cell and using it as a factory to create copies of itself, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study of severe COVID-19 helps uncover the roots of sepsis

Sepsis is a dreaded, life-threatening condition that can occur when an infection spins out of control. Like a tsunami after an earthquake, sepsis occurs when an infection triggers a dysregulation of the immune system, which ...

HIV & AIDS

How HIV infection shrinks the brain's white matter

It's long been known that people living with HIV experience a loss of white matter in their brains. As opposed to "gray matter," which is composed of the cell bodies of neurons, white matter is made up of a fatty substance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How platelets help resolve lung inflammation

Treating patients with acute respiratory failure is a constant challenge in intensive care medicine. In most cases, the underlying cause is lung inflammation triggered by a bacterial infection or—more rarely, despite being ...

page 1 from 40