Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 increases the chance of getting an autoimmune condition

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can sometimes cause the immune system to mistakenly attack the person's own body. This process, known as "autoimmunity," can damage a number of different organs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals how saline solution can inhibit replication of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have shown that a hypertonic saline solution inhibits replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and have elucidated the biochemical mechanism involved. ...

Medical research

What are researchers doing to stop dementia?

They are words nobody wants to hear: Alzheimer's disease and dementia. As the population ages, a growing number of older adults gradually lose cherished memories and the ability to think and, ultimately, to perform even the ...


New genetic markers for a rarer form of type 1 diabetes

While most cases of type 1 diabetes are classified as autoimmune diseases, a minor proportion of these patients have non-immune-mediated type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as type 1 B diabetes. Researchers from Children's ...


Study finds genetic risk of COVID-19

An analysis of the DNA of thousands of people who have been infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and shown a positive test for the disease it causes, COVID-19, shows that they have several DNA characteristics in common. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds

Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping dengue hot spots pinpoints risk for Zika and chikungunya

Data from nine cities in Mexico confirms that identifying dengue fever "hot spots" can provide a predictive map for future outbreaks of Zika and chikungunya. All three of these viral diseases are spread by the Aedes aegypti ...

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