Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France finds hard-to-detect COVID variant in Brittany

French authorities are investigating a new coronavirus variant found in the western Brittany region that is more difficult for tests to detect, though for now it does not appear to be more dangerous or contagious.

Medications

Do known drugs help against SARS-CoV-2?

There are no therapeutics available that have been developed for COVID-19 treatment.Repurposing of already available medication for COVID-19 therapy is an attractive option to shorten the road to treatment development. The ...

Medical research

Scientists uncover four new facts about early SARS-CoV-2 infections

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers studied SARS-CoV-2 infections at individual cellular levels and made four major discoveries about the virus, including one that validates the effectiveness of remdesivir—an ...

Medical research

Scent-sensing cells have a better way to fight influenza

Influenza researchers have long focused most of their efforts on the epithelial cells lining the lungs because these are the cells that become infected and killed while producing new copies of the virus.

Immunology

ANCA-associated vasculitis: The ADVOCATE study

ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a systemic disease involving the formation of special autoantibodies (so-called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies/ANCA) and vascular inflammation. There are several diseases associated ...

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