Four distinct subtypes of long COVID defined in machine learning study

Using machine learning to track symptom clusters in around 35,000 COVID patients, researchers have identified four distinct types of long COVID. The findings suggest long COVID is a diverse disease with a wide variety of clinical manifestations.Continu… Continue reading Four distinct subtypes of long COVID defined in machine learning study

Large COVID autopsy study finds SARS-CoV-2 all over the human body

In the most comprehensive autopsy tissue study conducted to date, researchers have found traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus throughout the entire body, from the brain and the heart to the eyes. The findings indicate the virus can cause persistent infection… Continue reading Large COVID autopsy study finds SARS-CoV-2 all over the human body

Made in USA: XBB.1.5 fastest spreading variant since first Omicron wave

Projections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate the new SARS-CoV-2 variant XBB.1.5 has exploded in prevalence across the United States, rising from just 3% to over 40% in a few short weeks. The variant is thought to have … Continue reading Made in USA: XBB.1.5 fastest spreading variant since first Omicron wave

The biggest medical milestones of 2022

Science is often a piecemeal process, progressing slowly through the incremental accumulation of knowledge. In the world of medical science this is particularly evident as small targeted research findings one year may, or may not, lead to massive life-… Continue reading The biggest medical milestones of 2022

Wi-Fi radio signals detect problematic breathing patterns

For many people, Wi-Fi is a figurative lifesaver. Now, new research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) might be able to turn it into a literal one as well. By modifying an off-the-shelf Wi-Fi router with a firmware update an… Continue reading Wi-Fi radio signals detect problematic breathing patterns

WHO estimates nearly 15 million COVID deaths – triple official figures

A new report published in Nature offers the most detailed estimate to date of COVID-19-related deaths. The research found up to the end of 2021 there were likely nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID around the world. The estimate is three tim… Continue reading WHO estimates nearly 15 million COVID deaths – triple official figures

New COVID treatment found in old liver drug derived from bear bile

An impressive new study published in Nature is pointing to a new kind of treatment to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19. The research revealed an old drug derived from bear bile and used for liver disease can block a crucial pathway used by SARS-CoV… Continue reading New COVID treatment found in old liver drug derived from bear bile

Harvard study links severe COVID with genetic signs of brain aging

The study found severe COVID was linked with many of the same gene expression changes in brain tissue seen in old age

A study looking at post-mortem brain tissue samples has found severe COVID-19 is associated with molecular signs of brain aging. The study identified gene expression changes in the brains of deceased COVID patients that resemble what is seen in old age, and the researchers warn potential long-term neurological problems could emerge in the years following the pandemic.

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Omicron BQ variants dominant in US, last antibody therapies falter

According to the latest modeling from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a pair of Omicron subvariants (BQ.1 & BQ.1.1) now account for half of all SARS.CoV.2 infections in the United States, swiftly surpassing the previously dominant… Continue reading Omicron BQ variants dominant in US, last antibody therapies falter