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Researchers identify possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome

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Researchers identify possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome Researchers identify possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML …

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    Researchers seeking to understand the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and a deadly immune system malfunction

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    Researchers seeking to understand the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and a deadly immune system malfunction Researchers seeking to understand the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and a deadly immune system malfunction Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The name ‘cytokine storm’ is apt: It describes a furious gale-force swarm of molecules unleashed by the body’s …

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      Muscles support a strong immune system

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      Muscles support a strong immune system Muscles support a strong immune system Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the fight against cancer or chronic infections, the immune system must be active over long periods of time. However, in the long run, the immune defense system often becomes exhausted. Scientists at the …

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        Am I immune to COVID-19 if I have antibodies?

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        Am I immune to COVID-19 if I have antibodies? Am I immune to COVID-19 if I have antibodies? Credit: CC0 Public Domain Perhaps the most important question now about COVID-19 is the degree to which a prior infection protects from a second infection by the new coronavirus. This affects vaccine …

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