Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

VirScan offers new insights into COVID-19 antibody response

A tool designed to detect viral history in a drop of blood has gotten an upgrade in the age of COVID-19. VirScan, a technology that can determine which of more than 1,000 different viruses have infected a person, can now ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Computer model shows how COVID-19 could lead to runaway inflammation

A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai addresses a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The research shows how the molecular structure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Strong activation of anti-bacterial T cells linked to severe COVID-19

A type of anti-bacterial T cells, so-called MAIT cells, are strongly activated in people with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is published in ...

Medical research

Type 1 diabetes from a beta cell's perspective

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when T-cells in the immune system attack the body's own insulin-producing cells, called beta cells, in the pancreas. Usually diagnosed in children and young adults, type ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Role of bone marrow immune cells in COVID-19 revealed

White blood cells called monocytes released into the blood from bone marrow have abnormal features in people who have COVID-19, according to a new study by University of Manchester immunologists at the Lydia Becker Institute.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Successful TB vaccine moves forward after phase 2 trial

Results from the Phase 2 trial of the DAR-901 tuberculosis (TB) vaccine were announced today by investigators at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and published in the journal Vaccine. The three-year trial was conducted ...

Immunology

Steering the immune system with liposomes

Liposomes—nano-sized spheres composed of fatty molecules—are very promising for vaccination. Bio-pharmaceutical scientist Naomi Benne discovered that the immune response in animal models can be steered by varying the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New evidence-based guidelines on music for people with dementia

Researchers from Western Sydney University's MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development have published a new research paper and recommended guidelines for music use for people with dementia after a successful trial ...

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