Medical research

Is the first cure for advanced rabies near?

Rabies virus is incurable and almost always fatal once it has invaded the central nervous system, with the victim doomed to suffer a horrible death.


COVID-19 brain fog and the role of Tau proteins

A study published in PNAS Nexus identifies a molecule that may be behind cognitive symptoms, including "brain fog," experienced by those infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID variant may be less threatening than first feared

When new COVID variant BA.2.86 emerged in late July, scientists had concerns about its ability to evade immunity. But early lab tests seem to be easing those fears, as well as concerns over the variant's ability to spread ...


EU drug watchdog approves updated Pfizer Covid jab

The EU's drug watchdog on Wednesday approved an updated version of Pfizer and BioNTech's anti-Covid jab to counter an infectious subvariant of the virus as winter approaches.


SARS-CoV-2: The grasping fingers of the viral N protein

Immediately after the infection of a cell in the throat or lungs, the SARS-CoV-2 virus works very hard to replicate, using the human cell's metabolic pathways to produce its proteins and make sure that its genetic material ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new look inside Ebola's 'viral factories'

New research in the journal Nature Communications gives scientists an important window into how Ebola virus replicates inside host cells. The study, led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), reveals the ...

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