A recently discovered virus in a Russian bat that is similar to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, is likely capable of infecting humans and, if it were to spillover, is resistant to current vaccines.
New research has revealed the extent of sensory loss among people suffering from long Covid, with around 30% reporting a decreased sense of smell, and a similar number finding their sense of taste continuing to be affected 12 weeks or more after the initial infection.
Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine researchers have shown they can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days with a treatment combining Rice’s cytokine “drug factory” implants and a checkpoint inhibitor drug.
Scientists at Tel Aviv University announced the results of a study today that found that while the CRISPR genome-editing method is very effective, it is not always safe and that sometimes, rearranging pieces of DNA compromises genomic stability, possibly triggering cancer in the long run.
We knew heart damage was common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but now how or why. Today, researchers announced the results from studies that have found the spike protein from the coronavirus 2 virus can lead to heart muscle injury through the inflammatory process.
The discovery was made as researchers investigated an enduring mystery in asthma treatment: Why do some patients who suffer the most from the disease often have the least success with conventional rescue treatments?
DeepMind, the AI developed by Google. has made what scientists are calling a “gargantuan leap” in solving biology’s greatest question. To say scientists are excited would be an understatement.
Researchers still know very little about how Coronavirus infects the lungs. After all, it’s hard to study the impact of a disease on a person while you’re scrambling to save their life. To work around this, scientists at Cambridge used donated tissue to grow “mini-lungs” in three dimensions to track the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on…
A person’s heart and breathing rates increase and heart rate variability decrease as a viral infection ramps up. All of these are measurable using a modern-day smartwatch. Researchers at Purdue University are starting a study to see if continuously collected biometric smartwatch data could be used to detect early signs of viral infections, including COVID-19.
More than one billion people turn to Google Maps for essential information about how to get from place to place. This week, Google is introducing a new COVID layer in Google Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go…