Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study details N439K variant of SARS-CoV-2

An international team of researchers has characterized the effect and molecular mechanisms of an amino acid change in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein N439K. Viruses with this mutation are both common and rapidly spreading around ...

Medical research

Sensor detects biomarker of early-stage multiple sclerosis

Researchers at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Sorocaba (state of São Paulo, Brazil) have developed a technique to diagnose early-stage multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, and distinguish ...

Oncology & Cancer

Total thyroidectomy improves HRQoL in Hashimoto thyroiditis

(HealthDay)—For patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis with persistent symptoms despite normal thyroid gland function, total thyroidectomy, but not medical management, improves health-related quality of life and fatigue, according ...

Immunology

Altered gut microbiome seen in patients with active lupus

(HealthDay)—The microbiome of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly those with increased disease activity, has reduced taxonomic complexity, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the ...

Medical research

Saliva test could offer new way to check immunity

New research from the University of Birmingham shows that antibody levels in saliva are linked to those in blood serum, suggesting a new method for assessment of protection against bacterial infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu vaccine's effectiveness can be improved, new findings suggest

A team of engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin is reporting new findings on how the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, research that suggests that the conventional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Progress towards protection from highly lethal Ebola, Marburg viruses

Ebola and Marburg filovirus disease outbreaks have typically occurred as isolated events, confined to central Africa. However, the recent Ebola epidemic spread to several African countries, and caused 11,000 deaths. That ...

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