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Common colds train the immune system to recognize COVID-19

Common colds train the immune system to recognize COVID-19

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)Previous infections with common cold viruses can train the immune system to recognize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study.The study, published Aug. 4 in the journal , found that immune cells known as T cells that recognize common cold also recognize specific sites on SARS-CoV-2 — including parts of the infamous it uses to bind to and invade human cells.This existing immune system "memory" may explain why...

August 5, 2020
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Deadly 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak in Kazakhstan is probably undiagnosed COVID-19

Deadly 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak in Kazakhstan is probably undiagnosed COVID-19

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Officials in Astana, Kazakhstan carry out disinfection measures due to COVID-19 on March 30.(Image: © Kazakh Defense Ministry / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)A Chinese embassy has issued a warning about a deadly "unknown " circulating in Kazakhstan, but authorities outside of China say these cases are still likely COVID-19.On Thursday (July 9), officials with the embassy in Kazakhstan issued an alert to residents that the unidentified pneumonia had...

July 10, 2020
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UK 'superspreader' may have passed coronavirus to nearly a dozen people in 3 countries

UK 'superspreader' may have passed coronavirus to nearly a dozen people in 3 countries

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A U.K. man infected with the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, likely spread the virus to 11 others while staying at the French Alpine ski resort of Le Contamines-Montjoie.(Image: © Shutterstock)A British man who contracted the new on a business trip spread the virus to 11 other people from three countries, according to news reports.The man, who is in his 50s, had visited Singapore for a sales conference from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, according to . A little more than 100...

February 11, 2020
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Woman Who Ate 'Unusually Large' Amount of Wasabi Developed Broken-Heart Syndrome

Woman Who Ate 'Unusually Large' Amount of Wasabi Developed Broken-Heart Syndrome

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)A woman got more than a burning mouthful when she mistook a serving of wasabi for avocado — the spicy food appeared to cause her to develop "," according to a new report of the case.The 60-year-old woman was attending a wedding in Israel when she ate "a large amount of wasabi," which she thought was avocado, according to the report, published Sept. 20 in the journal .A few minutes later, she felt a "sudden pressure in her chest radiating...

September 25, 2019
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Trial of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 stopped early due to heart complications

Trial of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 stopped early due to heart complications

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)A Brazilian study testing the had to be stopped early in one group of patients taking a high dose of the drug, after some patients in this group developed dangerous .Chloroquine and the related drug hydroxychloroquine have made headlines in recent weeks after President Donald Trump called the drugs a potential "game changer" for the treatment of COVID-19.The Brazilian researchers planned to enroll 440 people in their study to test whether...

April 13, 2020
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Coronavirus found in infected men's semen

Coronavirus found in infected men's semen

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)After the new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 enters the human body, it seems to reach sites well beyond the lungs — it's been found in the kidneys, , liver and . And now, researchers have detected the virus in semen, according to a small study.However, the findings, published Thursday (May 7) in the journal , don't necessarily mean that the virus can be sexually transmitted through contact with semen.The study involved 38 men in Shangqiu,...

May 7, 2020
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Coronavirus vaccine developed in China shows promise after early study in 100 people

Coronavirus vaccine developed in China shows promise after early study in 100 people

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)A potential developed in China appeared safe and able to generate an immune response after an early trial in more than 100 people, according to a new study.The vaccine, called Ad5-nCoV, is being developed by the Chinese company CanSino Biologics, and was one of the first coronavirus vaccines to enter early human trials back in March. Now, there are more than 100 different coronavirus vaccines in development worldwide, with at least eight...

May 22, 2020
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