Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1 in 100,000 had severe reactions to Pfizer vaccine: US study

Roughly one in a hundred thousand people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions, US health officials said Wednesday while stressing that the benefits of immunization greatly outweigh ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Moderna vaccine confers at least 3 months immunity: study

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which the company says was recently demonstrated to have 94 percent efficacy, causes the human immune system to produce potent antibodies that endure for at least three months, a study showed ...

Vaccination

This is how the new COVID-19 vaccine works

"What is new about this vaccine is that it works using genetic code," says Research Scientist Sven Even Borgos at SINTEF. "This means that the vaccine instructs the body to make small and accurately selected components of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biomarker predicts who will have severe COVID-19

KAIST researchers have identified key markers that could help pinpoint patients who are bound to get a severe reaction to COVID-19 infection. This would help doctors provide the right treatments at the right time, potentially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus-related children's diseases linked to blood cell changes

A newly described disease occurring in children and linked to COVID-19 has significant changes in white blood cells—a discovery that may allow doctors to better assess their young patients' condition and predict their resistance ...

Medical research

New test for COVID-19 may deliver faster results to more people

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 2.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and nearly over 170,000 deaths as of April 21 according to the World Health Organization. Early identification of potential patients and diagnosis ...

Medical research

How cells recognize uninvited guests

Until now, the immune sensor TLR8 has remained in the shadows of science. A research team led by the University of Bonn has now discovered how this sensor plays an important role in defending human cells against intruders. ...

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