How coronavirus kickstarts deadly lung inflammation

"Why do some people generate this very profound response, especially elderly people or people with underlying health conditions?" New research may explain.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs featured health-and-medicine

How coronavirus kickstarts deadly lung inflammation

"Why do some people generate this very profound response, especially elderly people or people with underlying health conditions?" New research may explain.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs featured health-and-medicine

3D model may lead to new pulmonary fibrosis treatments

A 3D model clarifies why pulmonary fibrosis drugs that target lung stiffness may not work in patients, even if they're effective in a Petri dish.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs health-and-medicine pulmonary-fibrosis

Proof-of-concept COVID-19 vaccine prevents pneumonia in mice

An experimental vaccine is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, a new study shows.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs vaccines pneumonia health-and-medicine

Teens who vape face much higher risk of COVID-19

Among young people tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, teens who vape were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: teenagers covid-19 electronic-cigarettes lungs nicotine health-and-medicine

COVID-19 can have long-term effects on lungs, heart

For some people who get COVID-19, the long-term effects are serious. Here's what we know about the damage it causes to the body.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs featured health-and-medicine hearts

Asthma doesn’t seem to boost COVID-19 risk

Having asthma doesn't appear to increase the risk you'll get a severe or deadly case of COVID-19, researchers report.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 asthma lungs featured health-and-medicine

‘Nanosponges’ draw coronavirus away from lung cells

"I was skeptical at the beginning because it seemed too good to be true. But when I saw the first set of results in the lab, I was just astonished."

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 nanotechnology lungs viruses polymers health-and-medicine immune-systems

Sighs result from many signals to one brain circuit

Sighs get their start in one group of neurons, but instructions from various areas of the brain depend on the reason, research with mice finds.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neurons lungs brains science-and-technology

Could tiny ‘distracting’ rods save COVID-19 patients?

White blood cells called neutrophils may be central to the immune system overreaction that can kill COVID-19 patients. Could rod-shaped particles help?

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs white-blood-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems shapes

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