Bacteria (clusters of light pink, surrounded by larger magenta blood cells) can cause deadly infections, but overreactive immune responses can deliver the lethal blow.
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An overactive immune response to infection can be deadly. Studying how one key player called tumor necrosis factor, or TNF, induces lethal immune responses could provide new treatment targets.
The microbes living in the gut are key to good health.
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The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.
Anti-complement drugs have shown promise in treating COVID in several small trials. Larger trials are now underway.
Are patients with severe COVID-19 victims of their own immune response?
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Patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may be experiencing a rogue antibody response similar to that seen in autoimmune diseases. The findings offer new approaches for COVID-19 therapy.
Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The president and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus. Here’s what the physicians and scientists know about the best treatments for the disease it causes.
We are slowly figuring out which drugs and therapies are effective against the new coronavirus.
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During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.
The gut microbiome is the community of micro-organisms living inside the gastrointestinal tract, which performs many beneficial functions, including educating the immune system.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
The typically crowded Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, now nearly desolate in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Mysteries surround the coronavirus, but our expert is here to address some of the most perplexing issues.
A report found that 90% of morbidly obese patients admitted to intensive care needed a ventilator.
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Over-active immune response might be behind higher rates of life-threatening COVID-19 infections in patients with obesity.
What would Darwin consider the best adaptation to protect against the coronavirus?
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Who is most likely to survive an infection of the new coronavirus? Two immunologists explain that it is those who mount exactly the right immune response – not too weak, not too strong.