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
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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