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: ...

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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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Testing tuberculosis vaccine combinations for COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Sydney and Centenary Institute are repurposing an existing tuberculosis vaccine to see if it can be used in a new way against COVID-19 to develop a novel vaccine.

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Breakthrough in Zika virus vaccine

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made significant advances in developing a novel vaccine against Zika virus, which could potentially lead to global elimination of the disease.

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UN: 'Substantial risks' remain in Congo's Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization says "substantial risks" remain in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Congo, noting that while control measures appear to be working, health officials are still unable to track exactly ...

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