• Breakthrough infections from SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant among vaccinated healthcare workers

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study published on the medRxiv* preprint server employed in-silico techniques, combining genomic and epidemiological data, to determine possible Delta-variant transmission events between vaccinated healthcare workers in Indian hospitals.
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  • Serum SARS-CoV-2 antigen: A better predictor of COVID-19 severity

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    In this perspective, a new study published on the medRxiv* preprint server analyzed the clinical efficacy of two serum antigen tests to identify SARS CoV-2 infection and evaluate the kinetics of serum nucleocapsid antigen in severe and non-severe patients for disease severity prediction.
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  • Maternal-fetal interface yields intriguing clues to how it battles SARS-CoV-2

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Scientists have hypothesized that the number of immune cells and the amount of cytokines produced in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women change in accordance with the timing of maternal infection in pregnancy. This study is available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
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  • Acute SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy associated with placental ACE2 shedding

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study, published on the bioRxiv* preprint server, hypothesized that ACE-2 expression and ADAM17 activity in the placenta is affected by the timing of SARS-CoV-2 infection of the mother.
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  • Impeding SARS‑CoV‑2 evolution by targeting low-probability stochastic events

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers explore the emergence of more fit SARS-CoV-2 variants using a stochastic evolutionary modeling framework during long-term infections.
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