Steroid Drugs Are an Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19: WHO
Steroid Drugs Are an Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19: WHO
A meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials concludes that dexamethasone and other corticosteroids reduce 28-day mortality in seriously ill patients.
Steroid Drugs Are an Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19: WHO
Steroid Drugs Are an Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19: WHO

A meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials concludes that dexamethasone and other corticosteroids reduce 28-day mortality in seriously ill patients.

A meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials concludes that dexamethasone and other corticosteroids reduce 28-day mortality in seriously ill patients.

immune response
Blood Replacement Rescues Mice from Stroke Damage
Blood Replacement Rescues Mice from Stroke Damage
Amanda Heidt | Aug 31, 2020
When mice that had suffered a stroke were given blood from a healthy donor, they experienced less tissue and neurological damage.
Immune Biomarkers Tied to Severe COVID-19: Study
Immune Biomarkers Tied to Severe COVID-19: Study
Ruth Williams | Aug 19, 2020
Increases in the levels of three cytokines are among the features linked to poor outcomes.
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
Amanda Heidt | Jun 19, 2020
The results, while preliminary, suggest that survivors of SARS-CoV-2 infection may be susceptible to reinfection within weeks or months.
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Shawna Williams | Apr 21, 2020
Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.
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.
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 5, 2019
In light of recent reports of electronic-cigarette–related illness and death, UNC Chapel Hill professor Robert Tarran discusses the dangerous effects of e-liquids on the lungs.
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Emily Makowski | Sep 5, 2019
Neutrophil extracellular traps may hold clues to the cause of skin lesions in patients with a painful condition called hidradenitis suppurativa.
<em>C. elegans&nbsp;</em>Healthier Without Longevity Gene
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 17, 2019
Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.