Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What next for COVID after five million deaths?

With the world poised to hit more than five million people officially dead from the coronavirus, experts tell AFP the pandemic's future path will depend greatly on vaccinations.


Potential new treatment for COVID-19 identified

Researchers have identified a potential new treatment that suppresses the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In order to multiply, all viruses, including coronaviruses, infect cells and reprogram ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study characterizes the gut virome

A new study has added numerous previously uncharacterized viral genomes and genes to the ever-increasing worldwide pool of human gut viromes. The study, published in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society ...


Genomic surveillance crucial to mitigate and contain COVID-19

Although the development and increasingly widespread availability of effective and safe vaccines provides the greatest hope for the future recovery from the increasingly devastating COVID-19 pandemic, genomic surveillance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rogue antibodies wreak havoc in severe COVID-19 cases

The development of antibodies to the COVID-19 virus has been the great long-term hope of ending the pandemic. However, immune system turncoats are also major culprits in severe cases of COVID-19, Yale scientists report in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the COVID-19 vaccine work as well in patients with obesity?

When researchers began to develop what they hoped would be an effective COVID-19 vaccine, they already knew that H1N1 influenza—a novel virus, like COVID-19 – more severely affected patients with overweight or obesity. ...

Medical research

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

Night began to fall in Rio de Janeiro's Pedra Branca state park as four Brazilian scientists switched on their flashlights to traipse along a narrow trail of mud through dense rainforest. The researchers were on a mission: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 could outwit science unless knowledge stays current

The virus that causes COVID-19 has many variants, and if scientists don't stay on top of how it is changing in different parts of the world, testing for it may produce false negative results.

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