Medical research

Study finds repurposed drug inhibits enzyme related to COVID-19

With the end of the pandemic seemingly nowhere in sight, scientists are still very focused on finding new or alternative drugs to treat and stop the spread of COVID-19. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review shines a light on the overlooked virus, hepatitis D

Viral hepatitis is a serious health condition that affects the liver. While hepatitis B and C viruses are commonly targeted by public health measures aiming to reduce the disease burden, there is another, less commonly known ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts discuss the knowns and unknowns of long COVID

As the vast majority of the world's population continues to encounter SARS-CoV-2 virus and become infected, one question looms ever larger: What will be the long-term physiological repercussions of having had COVID?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid Ebola diagnosis may be possible with new technology

A new tool can quickly and reliably identify the presence of Ebola virus in blood samples, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues at other institutions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urging caution but not panic on monkeypox

Endemic to Central and West Africa, monkeypox has been making headlines in Europe and the United States. An initially small outbreak of the poxvirus—a relative of the much deadlier smallpox—has been rippling through countries ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do I need to know about monkeypox?

The current outbreak of monkeypox in several countries across the globe continues to grow, and while experts agree that overall risk to the general population remains low and the outbreak is containable, the surge has raised ...

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