Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What we know about the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

The Delta variant is likely to become the most dominant strain globally. What does that mean for current and future variants? Natural selection has shaped the evolution of all living things on our planet, including viruses. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blocking how the malaria parasite suppresses the immune response

The parasites that cause severe malaria are well-known for the sinister ways they infect humans, but new research may lead to drugs that could block one of their most reliable weapons: interference with the immune response.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HIV 'significant' risk factor for severe COVID: WHO

HIV is a "significant" risk factor for severe COVID-19, the World Health Organization said in research published on Thursday that showed a major increase in deaths among patients who have the virus that causes AIDS and are ...

Neuroscience

'Neuroprosthesis' restores words to man with paralysis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a "speech neuroprosthesis" that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly ...

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