Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More effective human antibodies possible with chicken cells

Antibodies for potential use as medicines can be made rapidly in chicken cells grown in laboratories. Researchers at the University of Tokyo refer to their technique as the human ADLib system, short for autonomously diversifying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children unlikely to be the main drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic

It is highly likely that children can transmit the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, but several factors suggest that children are unlikely to be the main drivers of the pandemic. Opening up schools and kindergartens ...

Medical research

How should journalists cover coronavirus preprint studies?

When a story in the Los Angeles Times recently claimed that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 had mutated into a more contagious version, it was quickly amplified by other outlets and stoked fears that the virus was becoming ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Artificial intelligence recruited to find clues about COVID-19

U.S. health and technology specialists on Monday said they had launched a new collaborative venture to assemble a dataset of tens of thousands of scientific papers and literature on the coronavirus, which would then be analyzed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Wrong advice risk for some memory clinic patients

Almost a quarter of people who attend memory clinics have a poorly understood brain condition that is at risk of being overlooked or even misdiagnosed, according to a new study.

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