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SARS-CoV-2 induces a sub-optimal immune response that is permissive for viral evolution

COVID-19 has drawn our attention to the immense power of the immune system. Both when it protects us and when a virus insidiously subverts immunity and turns friend into foe. Many highly precise and orchestrated events shape the way we are protected from pathogens. Our... click to read more

  • Shiv Pillai | Professor at Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 13, 2021
Gut microbes govern cancer

Our body is made of trillions of cells. Each of these tiny building blocks has its defined role, and together they create organs. While different cells in our body may look different in size and shape, they all share one common thing – DNA. DNA... click to read more

  • Eliran Kadosh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Yinon Ben-Neriah | Professor at Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Views 2182
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 29, 2021
An artificial intelligence platform accurately diagnoses dystonia

Imagine waking up one day and noticing your voice has frequent breaks. Alarmed, you go to see your primary care physician and start a long journey of medical exams, visits with different specialists, and different assessments of your symptoms. Finally, you are diagnosed with laryngeal... click to read more

  • Davide Valeriani | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
  • Kristina Simonyan | Associate Professor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
Views 3296
Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 5, 2021
Transforming the spleen into a functioning liver

Many patients worldwide die while waiting for organ transplants. To propose a solution, over the past few decades, scientists have promised to create functional tissues in a laboratory. The aim of such 'tissue engineering' is to use living cells – building blocks of organs –... click to read more

  • Lei Dong | Professor at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Chunming Wang | Associate professor at State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Lintao Wang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing; State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Views 1796
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Jun 30, 2021
From days to hours: detecting SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) requires no introduction. Since late December 2019, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has infected close to 40 million and claimed over a million lives. Like in any other infection, the body mounts an immune response against SARS-CoV-2. One type of... click to read more

  • Charles Kevin Tiu | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Vivian Chih-Wei Chen | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Views 2273
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 14, 2021