COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
There is no evidence that any of the coronavirus vaccines in development worsen a coronavirus infection rather than confer immunity to it, but the phenomenon is something scientists are closely monitoring.
COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement

There is no evidence that any of the coronavirus vaccines in development worsen a coronavirus infection rather than confer immunity to it, but the phenomenon is something scientists are closely monitoring.

There is no evidence that any of the coronavirus vaccines in development worsen a coronavirus infection rather than confer immunity to it, but the phenomenon is something scientists are closely monitoring.

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Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Jef Akst | May 26, 2020
Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.
SARS-CoV-2 Protein Hampers Innate Immune Reaction In Vitro
SARS-CoV-2 Protein Hampers Innate Immune Reaction In Vitro
Abby Olena | May 21, 2020
The viral protein known as ORF3b limits the induction of the type I interferon response, which typically alerts other immune system components to the presence of a virus, in cultured cells.
Losing Touch: Another Drawback of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Losing Touch: Another Drawback of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ashley Yeager | May 19, 2020
Affectionate touches tap into the nervous system’s rest and digest mode, reducing the release of stress hormones, bolstering the immune system, and stimulating brainwaves linked with relaxation.
Biogen Uses its Own Superspreader Event to Aid COVID-19 Research
Biogen Uses its Own Superspreader Event to Aid COVID-19 Research
Claire Jarvis | May 19, 2020
A blood biobank allows scientists to study the immune responses to the coronavirus among infected Biogen employees and their contacts.
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Steven Wiley | May 19, 2020
Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.
It’s So Hard to Know Who’s Dying of COVID-19—and When
It’s So Hard to Know Who’s Dying of COVID-19—and When
David Adam | May 18, 2020
It can take days for each death to be recorded in official statistics. “Nowcasting” estimates the actual occurrence of deaths, and the true peak of the pandemic.
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Spurs Immune Response: Early Data
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Spurs Immune Response: Early Data
Ashley Yeager | May 18, 2020
A clinical trial of the shot in eight volunteers suggests that it is safe and that it generates antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, but further testing is needed, scientists say.
SARS-CoV-2–Fighting T Cells Found in Recovered Patients
SARS-CoV-2–Fighting T Cells Found in Recovered Patients
Shawna Williams | May 15, 2020
While the finding doesn’t prove people become immune to the virus after infection, it is good news for vaccine development.
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2020
The experiments did not involve SARS-CoV-2, but researchers say the results support precautions to avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 by talking.