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 ...

Inflammatory disorders

Prophylaxis after relapse of ANCA-associated vasculitis

ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is an autoimmune disease involving vascular inflammation and the formation of autoantibodies (anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies—ANCA). AAV diseases include a variety of conditions accompanied ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus: What you need to know

A new flu-like strain of the coronavirus has been reported in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and the US.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria in pneumonia attack using bleaching agent

Research shows that bacteria use hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system and cause pneumonia. This according to a study at Umeå University and Stockholm University, Sweden. Hydrogen peroxide is also known as a bleaching ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major differences in the risk of transmission in measles outbreaks

Research that may come to affect contact tracing and infection control measures in future measles outbreaks has now been presented. A study of an outbreak of measles in Gothenburg, Sweden, a year ago shows large differences ...

Health

How to prevent and treat a cold

Stuffy or runny noses and sore throats are common signs of a cold and can make us feel miserable, but are there effective ways to treat a cold or even prevent catching one? Baylor College of Medicine's Isabel Valdez offers ...

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