Researchers report important data that differentiate MIS-C from severe COVID-19 in children and suggest that MIS-C is a post-infectious syndrome related to COVID-19 but distinct from Kawasaki disease.
The enemy within: Safeguarding against the spread of intracellular bacteria
Researchers have revealed the multiple, intertwined cell death systems that prevent the spread of the ‘intracellular’ bacterium Salmonella, an important cause of typhoid fever which kills more than 100,000 people annually.
Could prior exposure to common cold viruses affect the severity of SARS-CoV-2 symptoms?
A new study shows that some healthy individuals possess immune cells capable of recognizing the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The reason for this might be found in prior infections with ‘common cold’ coronaviruses.
Antibiotics use early in life increases risk of inflammatory bowel disease later in life
Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to new researchers. The study provides further evidence supporting the idea that the use of antibiotics …
Researchers map mechanisms in the largest CRISPR system
The largest and most complex CRISPR system has been visualized by researchers in a new study. The system may have potential applications in biomedicine and biotechnology, the researchers believe.
COVID-19 research: Anti-viral strategy with double effect
When the SARS-CoV-2 virus penetrates human cells, it lets the human host cell produce proteins for it. One of these viral proteins, called PLpro, is essential for the replication and rapid spread of the virus. Researchers have now discovered that the p…
Gene variations at birth reveal origins of inflammation and immune disease
A study has pinpointed a number of areas of the human genome that may help explain the neonatal origins of chronic immune and inflammatory diseases of later life, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease.
Immunoprotein impairs SARS-CoV-2
A protein produced by the human immune system can strongly inhibit corona viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen causing Covid-19. Researchers successfully showed that the LY6E-Protein prevents coronaviruses from causing an infection.
MS-GO Bike MS Ride
Ride is on Saturday, October 17th at 8 A.M. on the Northern or Southern sections of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Register at www.bit.ly/teammsgobike. You will register for the BikeMS Windsor, CT virtual ride so there is no registration fee or fundraising minimum. Donations are being collected through our nonprofit and will be given to […]
The big gulp: Inside-out protection of parasitic worms against host defenses
A team of developmental biologists at the Morgridge Institute for Research has discovered a means by which schistosomes, parasitic worms that infect more than 200 million people in tropical climates, are able to outfox the host’s immune system.