Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unravelling mother to baby transmission of Zika virus

Zika virus is a mild infection for most people but it can be dangerous during pregnancy, causing infants to be born with abnormally small heads (microcephaly) and other congenital malformations. A new study published in Frontiers ...

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Three peptides could be causing severe COVID-19 complications

A study published in July 2020 hypothesized a link between the presence of bradykinin, a well-known peptide, and severe cases of COVID-19. Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D., an associate professor and vice chair for the Texas Tech University ...

Medical research

Protecting transplanted lungs

Primary graft dysfunction (PGD)—acute lung injury that develops within 72 hours of lung transplantation—is a major cause of illness and death after transplant. The mechanisms leading to PGD are not well understood, and ...