• SARS-CoV-2: Infection induces antibodies capable of killing infected cells regardless of disease severity

    14 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 infection induces polyfunctional antibodies. Beyond neutralization, these antibodies can activate NK cells or the complement system, leading to the destruction of infected cells. Polyfunctional antibodies were found in all individuals. These findings show that infection induces antibodies capable of killing infected cells regardless of the severity of the disease.
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  • SARS-CoV-2 infection in young athletes tied to low risk for cardiac events

    SARS-CoV-2 infection in young athletes tied to low risk for cardiac events

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Collegiate athletes were unlikely to develop cardiac complications from SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published in Circulation.
    “Findings from this study provide an opportunity to assess and refine consensus recommendations for pre-participation cardiac screening of athletes following SARS-CoV-2 infection,” Nathaniel Moulson, MD, research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote.
    The researchers found that 3,018 of the 19,378 athletes tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Of those, 2,820 underwent cardiac evaluation,
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  • Immune escape by SARS-CoV-2 mutations acquired in mink

    14 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study, published in Cell Reports, suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may have acquired such immune evasion mutations during its transmission in farmed mink.
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  • What do we know about the origin and evolution of SARS-CoV-2?

    14 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study examines the origin and continuing evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in the human and animal co-hosts in an attempt to help prepare for future destructive outbreaks.
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  • Can sniffer dogs be trained to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection?

    14 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study in PLOS ONE discusses the novel use of dogs to sniff out the virus in patient samples as a potential additional diagnostic route to ease the situation.
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