• VirScan Offers New Insights Into COVID-19 Antibody Response

    25 days ago - By BWH

    Detailed analysis probes viral histories and the milieu of antibodies individuals generate against SARS-CoV-2; insights could inform vaccine refinement and patient treatment
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  • Study finds less than 10% of patients with ESKD have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

    25 days ago - By Healio

    Although less than 10% of patients on dialysis who were tested in a large study group last July had the antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, Black and Hispanic patients had a higher percentage of seroprevalence for the virus than white patients.
    Shuchi Anand, MD, and colleagues from Stanford University School of Medicine reviewed data from 28,503 randomly selected adult patients who were treated at approximately 1,300 dialysis facilities across the United States. Patients all received their testing at labs owned by Ascend Clinical Laboratories, which also funded the study.
    The authors wrote that...
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  • Top in ID: COVID-19 transmission, vaccine trials

    25 days ago - By Healio

    The CDC added and then removed an update on its website about airborne spread of SARS-CoV-2. It was the top story in infectious disease last week.
    Another top story was about the implications of stopping and restarting COVID-19 vaccine trials.
    Read these and more top stories in infectious disease below:
    CDC adds, then removes mention of airborne spread of SARS-CoV-2 on website
    The CDC added and then removed a note on its website that said SARS-CoV-2 is commonly spread via airborne transmission, saying that the update was part of new guidance that is still under review and was posted by...
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  • Can the common cold help fight SARS-CoV-2?

    Can the common cold help fight SARS-CoV-2?

    25 days ago - By Natural News

    SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is markedly different from those responsible for the common cold. But a new study suggests that previous exposure to common cold coronaviruses may actually help train the immune system to recognize the novel coronavirus. The study, published in the journal Science, found that immune cells that recognize the coronaviruses responsible...
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