Medical research

Delta variant makes contact tracing so much harder

The Greater Sydney lockdown began on June 26 and almost a month later, New South Wales is recording around 100 new COVID cases a day. We are also seeing the virus spread well beyond the initial eastern suburbs cluster. The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood test measures immunity against SARS-CoV-2

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and EPFL teamed up to develop a new test that's sensitive enough to measure the amount of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies present in the bloodstream. The scientists' discovery, published ...

Medical research

DOE scientists deploy creativity, speed to disrupt COVID-19

In early 2020, when the novel coronavirus was gaining momentum but had not yet been named a pandemic, computational chemist Marti Head of Oak Ridge National Laboratory—along with scientists and researchers around the globe—abruptly ...

HIV & AIDS

UN optimistic on conquering AIDS by 2030

Forty years on since the first AIDS cases were reported, the United Nations said Thursday it was cautiously optimistic that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—the virus that causes the disease—could be beaten by 2030.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Dog coronavirus found in humans' – why you shouldn't worry

Scientists have found a new canine coronavirus in a handful of people hospitalized with pneumonia. This may sound alarming, but once we unpack it, you will see that there's no reason to lose any sleep.

Medications

New drugs to fight COVID-19 developed

Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland have developed two new drugs to both prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, and also treat people who have been exposed to the virus so they do not develop severe ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In-depth look at immune responses to SARS-COV-2

Specific receptors in the immune cells detect and generate responses to defend against the virus that causes COVID-19—SARS-COV-2—when it infects the body, according to University of Maine immunology expert Mumtaz Yaseen ...

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