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New findings on ambient UVB radiation, vitamin D, and protection against severe COVID-19

Written by | 1 Oct 2021

New research from Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which […]

EU approval boosts COVID vaccine manufacturing capacity

Written by | 5 Sep 2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved additional manufacturing capacity for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in France – increasing production by 51 million doses by the end of […]

Vitamin C essential for immune cell function

Written by | 4 Aug 2021

Investigations carried out at the La Jolla institute for Immunology (LJI) Show that the combination of vitamin C and TET proteins are essential for the proper function of […]

Immunologists discover ‘spider web’ mechanism that traps viruses

Written by | 19 Jul 2021

Scientists at McMaster University in Toronto have discovered a previously unknown mechanism which acts like a spider web, trapping and killing pathogens such as influenza or SARS-CoV-2, the […]

Intranasal influenza vaccine enhances immune response and offers broad protection

Written by | 8 May 2021

An influenza vaccine that is made of nanoparticles and administered through the nose enhances the body’s immune response to influenza virus infection and offers broad protection against different […]

Worm infestation in intestine has a remote effect on viral defenses

Written by | 23 Apr 2021

Infection with parasitic intestinal worms (helminths) can apparently cause sexually transmitted viral infections to be much more severe elsewhere in the body. This is shown by a study […]

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