New research in mice may clarify why premature infants who survive necrotizing enterocolitis also develop a severe brain injury.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~11 min
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With vaccine shortages looming, experts are debating whether it is important to receive two doses or whether it's better to give one dose to more people and give a second when the supply is better.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~11 min
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Cells that researchers don't usually think of as having to do with the immune system may actually play a key early role in alerting the body to infection.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine? Will it protect against asymptomatic infections and mutated viruses? An immunologist answers 3 questions
With vaccines forthcoming for most Americans, many groups, including expectant mothers, are wondering if the vaccine is safe for them and their babies. A physician-scientist explains.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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Though the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, they could cause some side effects. Epidemiologist William Moss explains what to expect.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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New evidence from research in mice strongly suggests that the virus that causes COVID-19 can enter the brain. "You do not want to mess with this virus."
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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The top scientific breakthrough for 2020 was understanding SARS-CoV-2 and how it causes COVID-19 – and then developing multiple vaccines
The development of multiple vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 has been hailed as the breakthrough of 2020. But there were many more supporting discoveries that made this possible.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~11 min
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A genetically engineered killer T cell can identify and attack the T cells that cause type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers report.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
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Cowpeas, a type of bean plant, have receptors on the surface of their cells that can sniff out stuff in caterpillar spit to sound an alarm before an attack.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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