Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher helps boost immune system memory against influenza

When humans or animals get infected, the body's immune system tries to not only clear the infection but also build up a memory of the pathogen that caused it. So, when the pathogen comes around again for possible reinfection, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study uncovers impact of 1918 Spanish flu pandemic on infant health

In the wake of the 1918/1919 "Spanish flu" influenza pandemic, the probability of low birth weight and stillbirth increased among women in Switzerland, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers solve the mystery of how a deadly virus hides in humans

With a new method for examining virus samples researchers from the University of Copenhagen have solved an old riddle about how Hepatitis C virus avoids the human body's immune defenses. The result may have an impact on how ...

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