Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus
Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus
We asked experts for measures people can take that may help boost defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus
Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus

We asked experts for measures people can take that may help boost defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

We asked experts for measures people can take that may help boost defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

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A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
Jef Akst | Oct 8, 2020
Although scientists debate the ethics of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, plenty of consenting participants have been exposed to all sorts of pathogens in prior trials.
Masks Lower Wearers’ Exposure to Viruses, Experts Propose
Masks Lower Wearers’ Exposure to Viruses, Experts Propose
Ashley Yeager | Jul 28, 2020
Face coverings prevent wearers from spreading pathogens, and might also limit the number of viral particles that enter the body, staving off severe infection, including COVID-19, research indicates.
Flu Shot Ignites Immune Attack Against Cancer in Mice
Flu Shot Ignites Immune Attack Against Cancer in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2020
Injecting the seasonal flu vaccine directly into clumps of malignant cells recruits immune cells to confront the cancer.
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Abby Olena | Mar 31, 2020
The host transcriptional signature elicited by the coronavirus appears to be less robust and lacks the induction of key antiviral genes.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Ashley Yeager | Feb 25, 2020
Random mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen’s genome help researchers track the spread and transmission of COVID-19, the disease it causes.
The Latest Drug Trials for Coronavirus
The Latest Drug Trials for Coronavirus
Ashley Yeager | Feb 18, 2020
Under careful watch of the World Health Organization, doctors will test a range of COVID-19 therapies, including HIV and flu antivirals, blood plasma infusions, and traditional Chinese medicines.
Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2019
Roughly a quarter of 38 viral samples from people treated with Xofluza had mutations in their genomes that made the pathogens less susceptible to the drug.
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2019
The low-carb, high-fat diet increases the presence of gamma-delta T cells in the animals’ lungs, improving a mucus barrier against the virus.
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019
The USAID’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run.