Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First-ever possible treatments for MERS

As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, researchers have raced to find treatments for the deadly virus, which has killed more than 400 people since it was first discovered ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists enlist engineered protein to battle the MERS virus

In June 2012, a 60 year-old man with flu-like symptoms walked into a private hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two weeks later, he died from multiple organ failure, becoming the first victim of a mysterious virus that came ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds promising results for MERS treatment

In a new study, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have had promising results with a new treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The study, published today in the journal Science Translational ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

US hospital to offer uterus transplants

A leading US hospital said Thursday it is preparing to offer women uterine transplants, a technology that has been proven in Sweden and could help those struggling with infertility.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists identify antibodies against MERS

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified natural human antibodies against the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a step toward developing treatments for the newly emerging and often-fatal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Macaque model: MERS coronavirus settles deep in lungs

If rhesus macaques are good stand-ins for humans in studying Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the virus prefers the environment deep in the lungs, a finding that may help explain some features of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Suspected cholera cases spikes in Yemen in 2019: UN

Nearly 110,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in war-hit Yemen since the beginning of January, including 190 related deaths, the UN said on Monday.

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