Why do some infected with the coronavirus escape COVID-19 unharmed? It’s probably their genes

This post was originally published on this siteResearchers are diving deep into human genetics, hoping to find clues that might explain why many people brush off COVID-19 without even knowing

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Coronavirus’ Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers

This post was originally published on this siteViruses can strike one group more severely than another. The 1918 flu, which claimed 50 million lives worldwide, particularly affected young adults.

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Is an Antidepressant Right for You? Ask Your Brain Waves

This post was originally published on this sitePeople getting treated for depression often have to suffer through months of trial-and-error testing of different drugs to see which of

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“Mini Brains” Are Not like the Real Thing

This post was originally published on this siteThe idea of scientists trying to grow brain tissue in a dish conjures up all sorts of scary mental pictures (cue the horror-movie music). Butthe

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Are Human Body Temperatures Cooling Down?

This post was originally published on this siteIt is one of those facts of life that we learn early and don’t forget: normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But a new study in

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Possible Missing Link in Alzheimer’s Pathology Identified

This post was originally published on this siteAlzheimer’s disease has long been characterized by the buildup of two distinct proteins in the brain: first beta-amyloid, which accumulates in

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Trove of New Bird Species Found on Remote Indonesian Islands

This post was originally published on this siteOne day in 2009, Frank Rheindt was wandering up a forested mountainside on an Indonesian island when the skies opened up. He had spent months

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HIV-Positive Babies Fare Better When Treatment Starts at Birth

This post was originally published on this siteAlthough not practical in many areas, the approach reveals clues to how the immune system battles the infection. By Karen Weintraub on November 27,

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How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

This post was originally published on this siteSea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic. A

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First New HIV Strain in 19 Years Identified

This post was originally published on this siteA research group at the pharmaceutical giant Abbott has discovered a new strain of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV—the first to be

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