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Two drugs widely used to treat certain autoimmune diseases substantially improved clinical status and reduced deaths.
Vaccines designed to produce a strong T cell response may help protect against current and future SARS-CoV-2 variants.
NIH study finds high BMI and obesity raise infection risk, but asthma does not.
Women who reported chronic depression before the pandemic were 72% more likely to be hospitalized after COVID-19 diagnosis.
Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition.
With further testing, the antiviral proteins might be used as a nasal spray to prevent or treat COVID-19.
The quick spread of the BA.2 subvariant is likely due to its greater infectiousness rather than its ability to evade the immune system.
NIAID is preparing for the possibility of future variants evading protection against currently available COVID-19 vaccines.
The benefits of achieving herd immunity thresholds have been less successful with respiratory viruses that continually mutate.
Studies found that COVID-19 vaccines elicit T cells that recognize the Omicron variant despite the many mutations in its spike protein.
Organ transplant recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that impair immune response to pathogens and vaccines.
An NIH-sponsored study assessed boosters for adults fully vaccinated with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
A chronic bacterial infection, a flame retardant, and six water disinfection byproducts are listed in a new HHS cancer report.
NIH-supported research will track effects of coronavirus infection on children over three years.
The findings suggest boosters not only lengthen immunity but help broaden and strengthen the immune response.
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer documents about $16 billion in direct patient costs and $5 billion in lost time.
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