Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into the immune system's role in severe COVID-19

By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three major scientific controversies about coronavirus

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel—and we don't yet have all the facts about it. As a result, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Immune system gone astray

Contrary to what has been generally assumed so far, a severe course of COVID-19 does not solely result in a strong immune reaction—rather, the immune response is caught in a continuous loop of activation and inhibition. ...

Immunology

Influenza A virus directly modulates eosinophil responses

Eosinophils residing in the airways of mice respond to influenza A virus (IAV) infection through alterations in surface expression of various markers necessary for migration and cellular immunity responses, according to research ...

Medical research

New findings on enzymes with important role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers at Uppsala University have described the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for host cell entry and development of the disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taste bud cells might not be a target of SARS-CoV-2

An intriguing early symptom among some COVID-19 patients is the loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, which has led to the suspicion that the virus that causes the illness, SARS-CoV-2, could be targeting taste buds. But ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop new mouse model for SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine have developed a new mouse model to study SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease and to accelerate testing of novel treatments and vaccines against the novel coronavirus. The study, ...

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