Older people like President Trump are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages
Older coronavirus patients face grimmer outlooks. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers discover clues to the origin of inflammatory bowel disease and a possible strategy for treatment.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
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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
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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
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