Immunology

Cells sacrifice themselves to boost immune response to viruses

Whether flu or coronavirus, it can take several days for the body to ramp up an effective response to a viral infection. New research appearing in the journal Nature Immunology describes how different cells in the immune ...

Inflammatory disorders

New imaging agent spotlights inflammation

Many of the most common diseases—cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and lung disease, and even COVID-19—have been linked to chronic or excessive inflammation. Blood tests can indicate that some part of a person's body is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Hotspots' of a SARS-CoV-2 infection in the human body

An infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can affect multiple organs. With this in mind, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Cornell University in the US have investigated cellular ...

Medical research

Scent-sensing cells have a better way to fight influenza

Influenza researchers have long focused most of their efforts on the epithelial cells lining the lungs because these are the cells that become infected and killed while producing new copies of the virus.

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