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Olives on a tree.

Climate Change Is Boosting the Bacteria That Devour Olive Trees

A disease-causing bacteria that wipes out olive trees benefits from climate change, reports a new study.
A vaccine needle going into a vial.

Novel Vaccine Approach Induces Improved Protective Immunity Against COVID-19

A scientific team has engineered a COVID-19 vaccine that induced – in pre-clinical models – very long-lasting, protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 virus with a single-shot immunisation.
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Investigational Antiviral Progressing Toward Preparing for Future Pandemics

Obeldesivir (GS-5245), a novel investigational small molecule oral antiviral, represents a new tool in the ongoing effort to prepare for future pandemics.

How the COVID-19 Virus Enters a Host Cell Influences the Outcome of Infection

How exactly do Sars-Cov-2 particles enter host cells? An international team investigated this question. The researchers were able to show how the protein TMPRSS2 acts as a helper to bring the virus into the cell via the receptor ACE2.
Red and white blood cells in a blood vessel.

White Blood Cell “Nets” Signal Major Immunotherapy Complication

A study from the University of Michigan Health reveals a connection between the most common type of white blood cells, which act as a first defense in the body’s immune system, and a severe complication of CAR T-Cell immunotherapy.
Fish swimming among plastic waste.

Marine Fungus Breaks Down Oceans Plastic

A fungus living in the sea can break down the plastic polyethylene, provided it has first been exposed to UV radiation from sunlight. They expect that many more plastic degrading fungi are living in deeper parts of the ocean.
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Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise in Preventing Influenza B

Human monoclonal antibodies against influenza B may help to fight the virus in the elderly and immunocompromised.
Virus particles.

This RNA Virus Lurks in Human Parasites

A new RNA virus has been discovered hitching a ride with the common human parasite, Toxoplasmosa gondii .
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COVID-19 Can Cause New Health Problems Three Years After Infection

New findings reveal that COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized within the first 30 days after infection face a 29% higher risk of death in the third year post-infection compared with people who have not had the virus.
Roman baths, filled with water.

Microorganisms Identified at the Roman Baths Could Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance

The world-famous Roman Baths are home to a diverse range of microorganisms which could be critical in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance, a new study suggests.