Investigating why we lose fat and muscle during infection

Although infections can present with many different symptoms, one common symptom is the loss of fat and muscle, a process called wasting. Salk scientists wanted to know whether wasting was beneficial in fighting infections.

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Sensory cells taste cerebrospinal fluid to fight brain infections

Sensory neurons pick up information from our senses and relay it to the rest of the nervous system. But this is not their only mission. In a new study published in the journal Current Biology, Claire Wyart at the Paris Brain ...

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Gauging the European Championship's COVID-19 side effects

The impact of the European Soccer (Football) Championship 2020 on the incidence of the COVID-19 pandemic differed a lot among the participating countries. The extent to which the numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19 ...

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Smartwatches can help guide COVID-19 testing

Researchers at Duke University have developed a way to use data collected from wearable devices like smartwatches to identify people with possible COVID-19 infections.

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