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Memory T cells from previous common cold infections protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2

Written by | 11 Jan 2022

A new study, published in Nature Communications confirms what many people have suspected for a long time – namely that previous human coronavirus infection e.g. with the common cold, could […]

Young male students at the centre of HIV surge

Written by | 20 Jul 2021

There has been a rapid rise in the number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in China since the dawn of the 21st century. In the recent past, […]

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 […]

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection

Written by | 6 Jul 2021

Two U.S. Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedentedly high levels of durable protection when volunteers were later […]

Employed individuals more likely to contract the flu, study shows

Written by | 5 Jul 2021

A University of Arkansas researcher and international colleagues found that employed individuals, on average, are 35.3% more likely to be infected with the flu virus. The findings confirm […]

How HIV infection shrinks the brain’s white matter

Written by | 19 Jun 2021

It’s long been known that people living with HIV experience a loss of white matter in their brains. As opposed to “gray matter,” which is composed of the […]

Tracking malaria in humans is a powerful way to detect how the malaria parasite causes a range of infection outcomes in its host

Written by | 9 Apr 2021

The study, found some remarkable differences in the way individuals respond to malaria and raises fresh questions in the quest to understand and defeat the deadly disease. Malaria, […]

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