Immune System

Total 20 Posts

Coronavirus variants can evade antibodies by spreading via supercells.

4 min read
Scientists have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 can evade neutralising antibodies by fusing cells.

The mystery of ‘long COVID’: Up to 1 in 3 people who catch the virus suffer for months.

6 min read
While we don’t know exactly what causes it yet, there are a few leading theories put forward by researchers around the world on the mystery of ‘long COVID’. Here is what we know so far...

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.
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