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New CRISPR Tool Protects Against Viruses Without Making Any DNA Cuts

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cas12c is the first demonstrated example of a natural DNA-targeting system that provides antiviral immunity without the need to cut DNA, the authors concluded.

Vaccines Only Slightly Lower Risk Of Long COVID Effects

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Demystifying long COVID through research specifically aimed to find its causes and possible interventions is direly needed for those now living with protracted symptoms.

Linking Cancer, Schizophrenia And MS To Viral Infections

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

A study has discovered a new link between bladder cancer and infection with a common virus.

Mouse study suggests viral infections can lead to autoimmune diseases

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

"Human autoimmune disease also may occur via viral infection that gets cleared but leaves damage that can cause autoimmunity," said Wayne Yokoyama, senior author of the study.

How To Predict Who Is Most Likely To Develop Long COVID

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2022
by Alex Muller

If those most susceptible to the chronic condition can be identified early, then treatments can be tested to hopefully prevent it from developing.