The recent authorisation of the COVID-19 vaccine brings hope of a virus-free life in the New Year, but how likely is the return to normality in 2021?
Researchers have found that critical and severe COVID-19 patients have a highly impaired interferon response, which encourages a persistent blood viral load and heightened inflammatory response. This phenotype is now said to be associated with a poor prognosis.
Researchers at the University of Louvain de Duve Institute have successfully managed to defuse a molecule in the body which blocks the ability of the immune system to attack cancer.
Researchers have established the cause of a worsening immune system with increasing age and demonstrated this can be halted using a novel therapeutic approach
Scientists have found that a specific antibody against the virus which causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) can also neutralise COVID-19
Researchers have identified an unexpected role of pain neurones in eliciting the immune response within the gut.
When a pathogen enters your body, white blood cells rush to the site of infection. How do these cells know exactly where to go, and how are they able to infiltrate through dense tissues like muscle and fat?