Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Mini-lungs' reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

'Mini-lungs' grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs. Writing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

West coast wildfires, COVID a double whammy to lung health

(HealthDay)—Even as wildfires rage across California, Oregon and Washington, another danger lurks in the eerie orange haze that has enveloped U.S. cities, towns and neighborhoods this week: an increased risk of catching ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International recommendations for nontuberculous mycobacteria

NTMs are closely related to tuberculosis bacteria and can (but do not need to) cause infectious diseases in humans. They are called "nontuberculous mycobacteria" (NTMs) to distinguish them from tuberculosis bacteria. There ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Type III interferon in COVID-19: Protective or harmful?

Our immune system makes interferons and other cytokines to help us fight viruses. But in COVID-19, we've learned that they can also contribute to damaging, potentially life-threatening lung inflammation. New work published ...

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