Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
A handful of viruses have been associated with long-term, debilitating symptoms in a subset of those who become infected. Early signs hint that SARS-CoV-2 may do the same.
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?

A handful of viruses have been associated with long-term, debilitating symptoms in a subset of those who become infected. Early signs hint that SARS-CoV-2 may do the same.

A handful of viruses have been associated with long-term, debilitating symptoms in a subset of those who become infected. Early signs hint that SARS-CoV-2 may do the same.

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Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2020
The presence of a particular set of RNAs in the blood forewarns of an onset of severe symptoms and points to the cells involved.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2020
The cholesterol-lowering drugs quell inflammation and reverse endothelial tissue damage, hints that they might curb the body’s excessive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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.
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Ashley Yeager | Mar 24, 2020
The symptoms suggest SARS-CoV-2 might infect neurons, raising questions about whether there could be effects on the brain that play a role in patients’ deaths, but the data are preliminary.
Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Amy Schleunes | Mar 17, 2020
A mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis reveals that a tiny protein in scorpion venom can deliver steroids to affected joints.
Macrophages in Mice Shuttle Mitochondria to Neurons in Need
Macrophages in Mice Shuttle Mitochondria to Neurons in Need
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 5, 2020
The findings could represent a novel mechanism for relieving inflammatory pain.
Image of the Day: Marijuana for Endometriosis?
Image of the Day: Marijuana for Endometriosis?
Amy Schleunes | Jan 31, 2020
THC, the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, improved symptoms associated with the inflammatory disease in a mouse model.
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal BehaviorInfographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide