Medical research

Autopsies show COVID-19 virus in brain, elsewhere in body

An analysis of tissue samples from the autopsies of 44 people who died with COVID-19 shows that SAR-CoV-2 virus spread throughout the body—including into the brain—and that it lingered for almost eight months. The study ...

Medical research

Alveolar macrophages help CD8+ T cells go (anti-)viral

The human immune system is a highly complex network of cells, signals, and responses that is tightly regulated to ensure that the body can fight off infection without damaging its own tissues. Now, researchers from Japan ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New X-ray technology can improve COVID-19 diagnosis

A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has, for the first time, produced dark-field X-ray images of patients infected with COVID-19. In contrast to conventional X-ray images, dark-field images visualize ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why viral infections are worse for people with COPD

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle have identified immune killer cells that are responsible for exacerbating viral infections in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ...

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