Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viral evolution in animals could reveal future of COVID-19

When animals catch COVID-19 from humans, new SARS-CoV-2 'variants' can arise. To evaluate this phenomenon, an interdisciplinary team at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences systematically analyzed mutation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune system early responder can combat COVID-19

A simple RNA molecule jumpstarts the immune system's "first responders" to viral infection and can even eradicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in mice with chronic cases of COVID-19, a new Yale School of Medicine study finds.

Medical research

New target for COVID-19 vaccines identified

Next generation vaccines for COVID-19 should aim to induce an immune response against 'replication proteins', essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, concludes new research carried out by UCL scientists.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Is the common cold really much worse this year?

Many people are reporting the "worst cold ever". But are colds really much worse this year? And, if so, what is causing it? We asked consultant microbiologist Fidelma Fitzpatrick to explain.

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