Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible discovery of mechanism behind mysterious COVID-19 symptoms

In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disturbed blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have discovered that the body's immune system can affect the spike ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How a COVID-19 infection spurs antibodies against common colds

Getting sick with a common cold doesn't make you immune to COVID-19, but a COVID-19 infection might, at least temporarily, boost the number of antibodies you have against common cold-causing coronaviruses and the SARS-CoV-1 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop test that easily detects variants causing COVID-19

Rutgers scientists have developed a lab test that can quickly and easily identify which variant of the virus causing COVID-19 has infected a person, an advance expected to greatly assist health officials tracking the disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists reveal how 35B5 antibody neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Omicron

Since November 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron has spread expeditiously all over the world and gradually superseded the previous attention-capturing the SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs). The Omicron variant harbors more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine-learning model can distinguish antibody targets

A new study shows that it is possible to use the genetic sequences of a person's antibodies to predict what pathogens those antibodies will target. Reported in the journal Immunity, the new approach successfully differentiates ...

Medications

Aprotinin is effective in COVID-19 patients

A clinical study from Spain recently confirmed laboratory experiments made by researchers of Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Kent who showed that the protease inhibitor aprotinin prevented cells to be infected ...

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