Tag: immunology

In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Are We Losing Ground?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A year ago, scientists looking at the future of the COVID-19...

Dupilumab Safe, Effective in Kids With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) significantly reduced exacerbations compared with placebo in children ages 6-11 years who had moderate-to-severe asthma in a phase 3 trial....

Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System

Supplementing breastfed infants with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system, theoretically reducing risk of immune-mediated conditions like allergies and asthma, according to investigators....

NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial

Last month, US government researchers began a test of an experimental influenza vaccine that they hope will provide long-lasting immunity against multiple strains of the...

Vaccines Help Some COVID Long Haulers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer...

CDC Panel Leaves J&J Pause in Place for at Least a Week

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on...

J&J Pause Magnifies Worry About COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The news today that states are being asked to pause administration...

How to Counsel Worried Patients About the J&J Vaccine News

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Jan E. Patterson On April 13, the CDC and the...

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult by End of May

March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by May. In...

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration...

Growing Immunity Driving Drop in COVID Cases? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than 3 months of record-breaking surges of COVID-19 cases...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine 91.6% Effective, Studies Show

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Phase III clinical trials show Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is...

COVID-19 Immunity Could Last Longer Than 8 Months, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Certain antibodies and memory cells likely last more than 8 months...

A Case of an Underdiagnosed Condition?

A 46-year-old North Carolina man, who was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, vehemently denied consuming alcohol. When he refused to take a breathalyzer...

Drug Combo Injection Every 8 Weeks Safe, Effective in HIV: Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cabotegravir plus rilpivirine given by injection every eight weeks appeared to be a promising new therapeutic option for people living...

Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes

Medicare officials stuck with their plan to increase payments for office visits for primary care and several other specialties that focus on helping patients manage...

Inhaled vaccines aim to fight Coronavirus at its point of attack

By James Paton The Covid-19 vaccines closest to the finish line are designed to be injected into the arm. Researchers are looking at whether they...

Convalescent Blood Plasma Safe, Effective for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Convalescent blood plasma is a useful and relatively safe therapy for...

Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One of COVID-19’s scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly...

The Long Road to a PsA Prevention Trial

About one-third of all patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a condition that comes with a host of vague symptoms and no definitive...

T Cells a More Precise Immune Indicator in COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immune system memory T-cell levels accurately corresponded with SARS-CoV-2 severity in...

Immune Responses Explained, What Autopsies Reveal

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Weight Gain Persists as HIV-Treatment Issue

People living with HIV who put on extra pounds and develop metabolic syndrome or related disorders linked in part to certain antiretroviral agents remain a...

Moderna Vaccine Produces Immune Response in Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Every person who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273, developed an immune...