Deliberately-infected-human study shows why some of us don’t get COVID

A group of volunteers in the UK let scientists put the SARS-CoV-2 virus up their noses for research investigating why some of us naturally avoid getting COVID-19. This first-of-its-kind study opens the door to better vaccines and treatments.Continue Re… Continue reading Deliberately-infected-human study shows why some of us don’t get COVID

Higher CO2 levels mean viruses live longer, infect more

With the rise of COVID-19, the world learnt how being in close quarters with another person or people can increase the risk of infection with the virus. New research led by the University of Bristol in the UK has provided an answer to the question of h… Continue reading Higher CO2 levels mean viruses live longer, infect more

Thistle extract accelerates nerve regeneration by up to 29%

Damaged nerve fibers (axons) in the peripheral nervous system can regenerate themselves, but complete functional recovery often doesn’t occur. That’s because the Schwann cells responsible for regeneration stop providing support after about three months… Continue reading Thistle extract accelerates nerve regeneration by up to 29%

Has COVID set us up for a major heart disease epidemic? It’s happened before

Over the first half of the 20th century the world saw growing rates of heart disease mortality. From the 1920s to the 1960s more and more people were dying from heart attacks. It was described as an epidemic of heart disease. But in the mid-1960s heart… Continue reading Has COVID set us up for a major heart disease epidemic? It’s happened before

New one-and-done vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses

A single-shot vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, has been developed. It erased all viral traces from the lungs of animal subjects, opening a pathway for a similar human vaccine.Continue Reading… Continue reading New one-and-done vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses

What happened to the guy who had 217 COVID vaccinations

A man that police caught taking 217 doses of COVID vaccine has offered himself up to researchers for a study looking into what happens to the immune system after so many doses. The results offer surprising insight into these new mRNA vaccines.Continue … Continue reading What happened to the guy who had 217 COVID vaccinations

COVID brain fog drains 3-6 IQ points for more than a year

Even mild cases of COVID cause significant, measurable cognitive deficits compared to those never infected with the virus, according to one of the largest studies of its type. COVID brain fog is real, and it can sap up to six IQ points for at least a y… Continue reading COVID brain fog drains 3-6 IQ points for more than a year

Inflammation or infection: The debate over COVID’s effect on the brain

Perhaps one of the most persistent debates around COVID has been the reason behind the disease’s neurological symptoms. Ever since SARS-CoV-2 emerged in late 2019 the virus has been known for its novel effects on the brain: Extreme fatigue, cognitive a… Continue reading Inflammation or infection: The debate over COVID’s effect on the brain

“Zombie” COVID particles may be responsible for lethal disease

Following the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in 2020 there are now seven different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of those are associated with generally harmless common respiratory infections, but the other three (SARS, SARS-CoV-2 and MERS) are mu… Continue reading “Zombie” COVID particles may be responsible for lethal disease

Virus-mimicking DNA particles deliver vaccine without immune side effects

MIT researchers have delivered a type of vaccine called a particulate vaccine to mice using a virus-mimicking scaffold made from particles of DNA instead of the usual protein particles. It not only generated a robust immune response but avoided the off… Continue reading Virus-mimicking DNA particles deliver vaccine without immune side effects