Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists map structure of potent antibody against coronavirus

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have shown that a potent antibody from a COVID-19 survivor interferes with a key feature on the surface of the coronavirus's distinctive spikes and induces critical ...

Cardiology

Study reveals nutrients used by normal and failing hearts

A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has produced a detailed picture of fuel and nutrient use by the human heart. The study, published this week in Science, was the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool enables easy, effective disease tracking

A new open source, cloud-based tool called IDseq can rapidly detect, identify and track emerging pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. It can identify pathogens before there is an available complete genome sequence, and can therefore ...

Vaccination

Providing new technologies for vaccine development

Vaccines, which help the body recognize infectious microorganisms and stage a stronger and faster response, are made up of proteins that are specific to each type of microorganism. In the case of a virus, viral proteins—or ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Operation Outbreak simulation teaches students how pandemics spread

In 2015, a team of specialists in modeling disease outbreaks got together with educators to create Operation Outbreak, an educational platform and simulation intended to teach high school and college students the fundamentals ...

Ophthalmology

Pandemic learning can strain children's eyes

(HealthDay)—If your child will be doing online learning this school year, you need to take steps to protect them from eye strain, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.

Health

Press power during the pandemic

The mass media's coverage of the pandemic health crisis carries an important responsibility to offer balanced messaging about COVID-19 and public behavior, Flinders University public health researchers says.

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