We're full of blood – around five litres, on average.
May 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: anatomy blood-cells blood plasma human-body blood-type blood-plasma
A molecule responsible for lowering our blood pressure also helps coronavirus get into our cells and replicate. And it occurs more in men than in women.
May 12, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: blood-pressure cells coronavirus severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars covid-19 sars-cov2 ace2
Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
May 5, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: genetics biology disease immune-system cells genes coronavirus immune-cells viruses computational-biology white-blood-cells immune t-cells covid-19 research-brief
We found and tested 47 old drugs that might treat the coronavirus: Results show promising leads and a whole new way to fight COVID-19
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, identified nine existing drugs that show promise to treat COVID-19. The proteins they target haven't been tried before.
April 30, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: fda drugs cells rna health coronavirus viruses progesterone hydroxychloroquine drug-discovery treatments covid-19 sars-cov-2 anti-virals
Lightweight, flexible materials can be used to make health-monitoring wearable devices, but powering the devices is a challenge. Using fuel cells instead of batteries could make the difference.
April 22, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: carbon-nanotubes biofuel prosthetics health robots nanotubes fuel-cells nanomaterials biomedical-devices wearables research-brief
Evidence from a new study could help scientists develop drugs to neutralise the 'allergic antibodies' that cause anaphylaxis.
April 1, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: antibodies gut-bacteria peanuts allergy peanut-allergy anaphylaxis gut-microbes b-cells
Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
March 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: immunity immune-system immunology aging coronavirus adaptive-immune-response innate-immune-response immune-response white-blood-cells t-cells t-cell new-coronavirus coronavirus-2020 covid-19 sars-cov-2
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