Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?

Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.

Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.

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Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2020
By studying influenza in mice and cells, researchers identify a glucose metabolism pathway critical to the dysregulated immune response that kills many infectious disease patients, including those with COVID-19.
Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for COVID-19?
Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for COVID-19?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2020
As the first clinical data become available on treating coronavirus patients with the cells, scientists are equivocal about the rationale for the intervention.
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 24, 2020
Emerging data as well as knowledge from the SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks yield some clues as to why SARS-CoV-2 affects some people worse than others.
Blocking Flu Death
Tia Ghose | Sep 15, 2011
Researchers have identified the cellular regulators of cytokine storms in influenza, which cause serious illness and death.