Immune System

Total 18 Posts

What is capillary leak syndrome and is it linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?

5 min read
European regulators are investigating a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a second rare blood disorder.

How mRNA vaccines work and what the same technology might cure next.

8 min read
A simple discussion about how mRNA works, how vaccines work, and why this technology might revolutionise healthcare in the next decade.

Delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses will make supplies last longer but comes with risks.

7 min read
With vaccine shortages looming, experts are debating whether it is important to receive two doses or whether it is better to give one dose to more people and give a second when the supply is better.

COVID-19 immunity: How long does it last?

5 min read
Long-term protection will depend on the ‘memory response’ developed by our immune systems – and the initial signs are promising.

Pfizer vaccine final results: it’s highly protective – but how long for?

5 min read
We still need to know exactly what part of the immune response offers protection – and how strong it needs to be to remain protective.

Inflammation: The key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID.

5 min read
Abnormal functioning of the immune system is what characterises severe COVID, and can be driven by diabetes, obesity, sex and age.

Coronavirus reinfection – What it actually means, and why you shouldn’t panic.

3 min read
Scientists were not surprised by reports on coronavirus reinfection; the lack of symptoms on reinfection is encouraging.
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