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      December 3, 2020

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      Researchers have identified host proteins and pathways in lung cells whose levels change upon infection by the SARS-CoV-2, ...

      Scientists Discover Role of Protein in Detecting the Common Cold Virus

      The role of a protein in detecting the common cold virus and kickstarting an immune response to fight infection has been uncovered by a team of ...

      New Method Identifies Adaptive Mutations in Complex Evolving Populations

      A scientist has developed a method to study how HIV mutates to escape the immune system in multiple individuals, which could inform HIV vaccine ...

      How SARS-CoV-2 Reaches the Brain

      Researchers have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains of patients with COVID-19. The results show that SARS-CoV-2 enters the brain via nerve cells in the ...
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      Wuhan Mass Screening Identifies Hundreds of Asymptomatic Cases

      A mass screening program of 10 million Wuhan residents identified 300 asymptomatic cases in May, but none were infectious, according to a new study. Researchers found no 'viable' virus in ...

      Chemical Compounds in Foods Can Inhibit a Key SARS-CoV-2 Enzyme, Study Finds

      Chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according ...

      Experimental Vaccine for Deadly Tickborne Virus Effective in Cynomolgus Macaques

      An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study. The study comes about ...

      HIV-Like Virus Edited out of Primate Genome

      Taking a major step forward in HIV research, scientists have successfully edited SIV - a virus closely related to HIV, the cause of AIDS - from the genomes of non-human ...

      More Than One-Third of Children With COVID-19 Show No Symptoms: Study

      More than one-third of kids who have COVID-19 aren't showing symptoms, according to a new study that suggests youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those ...

      COVID-19 Studies Should Also Focus on Mucosal Immunity, Researchers Argue

      More COVID-19 studies should be devoted to how immunity emerges to SARS-CoV-2 in the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth, a new paper ...

      Rethink COVID-19 Infection Control to Keep Primary Schools Open This Winter, Governments Urged

      An urgent rethink of infection control policies to keep COVID-19 infection at bay in schools is needed if primary schools are to be kept open this winter, and the knock-on effects on their families ...

      How Lockdown May Lead to 'Avoidable Harm' for the Health of Under 16s

      Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s, say researchers. Following lockdown, they found 'a striking decrease' in ...

      Quantum Nanodiamonds May Help Detect Disease Earlier

      The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowing for earlier detection of diseases such as HIV, according to ...

      New Study Explains Important Cause of Fatal Influenza

      It is largely unknown why influenza infections lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. Researchers have now described important findings leading to so-called superinfections, which claim ...

      Scientists Design Model to Predict Cellular Drug Targets Against COVID-19

      A computational model of a human lung cell has been used to understand how SARS-CoV-2 draws on human host cell metabolism to reproduce. This study helps understand how the virus uses the host to ...

      SARS-CoV-2 Mutations Do Not Appear to Increase Transmissibility

      None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, according to a new ...

      T-Cell Abnormalities in Severe COVID-19 Cases

      Researchers performed a genetic analysis of T cells from lung tissue of COVID-19 patients. They found abnormalities that resulted in T cell overreaction that may cause severe ...

      Research Shows Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Severity of COVID-19 in Patients With Obesity

      A new study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and ...

      Commonly Used Antibiotic Shows Promise for Combating Zika Infections

      Researchers used a variety of advanced drug screening techniques to test out more than 10,000 compounds in search of a cure. To their surprise, they found that the widely used antibiotic methacycline ...

      Study Shows Protective Role Sex Steroids Play in COVID-19

      A new paper analyzes existing research to look at reasons why COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality are more frequent in men than in women and in older people. The research suggests female ...

      COVID-19 Virus Survives on Surfaces Within Thin Film

      To find out how the COVID-19 virus survives on surfaces, researchers are exploring the drying times of thin liquid films that persist after most respiratory droplets evaporate. While the drying time ...

      How the Brain 'Re-Wires' After Disease

      Researchers are studying how the brain re-wires itself in neurological disease. The team is building treatments for today's more common global conditions like Motor Neuron Disease (MND/ALS) and ...

      COVID-19: Air Quality Influences the Pandemic

      Temperature inversions or Saharan dust intrusions can favor the presence of fine particles in the air. Their high concentration can aggravate the consequences of COVID-19, new research has ...

      AI Detects COVID-19 on Chest X-Rays With Accuracy and Speed

      Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence platform that detects COVID-19 by analyzing X-ray images of the ...

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