Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis E tricks the immune system

Over 3 million people are infected with the hepatitis E virus every year. So far, no effective treatment is available. An international team has investigated which factors are important for the virus in the course of its ...

Vaccination

Computational methods can lead to better vaccines faster

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in late 2019, more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines have entered or completed clinical trials, many of which have been authorized to be used around the world. However, fighting the ever-increasing ...

Medical research

Scientists discover clue to stopping Lassa virus infection

Lassa fever is a viral illness that is far too common in West Africa. Although it can have a mortality rate of 15% in severe cases, up to 90% in pregnant women, and causes deafness in a quarter of survivors, there is no vaccine ...

Medical research

Speeding up the search for the next COVID-19 antiviral

To put the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror and prevent other coronaviruses from causing havoc, the world needs an arsenal of measures to prevent and treat these infections. To develop new medications, researchers ...

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