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.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert discusses likelihood of achieving herd immunity

"When will we get 'back to normal?'" is a question looming on many Americans' minds. The answer largely depends on the country's ability to substantially ramp up immunity to SARS CoV-2. The introduction of safe and effective ...

Vaccination

UK to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds

The U.K. plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds in the next few weeks after the independent body of scientists that makes vaccine recommendations to the government changed its advice.

Medical research

Internet CBT for depression reviewed and analyzed

Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression is often just as effective as traditional CBT. This is clear from an international study involving scientists at the University of Gothenburg. However, some ...

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