Tag: b-cellen

Covid-19

If the risk of a catastrophic accident involving nuclear weapons is greater than most people realize, the risk of a catastrophic laboratory mishap – accidental or deliberate – is far greater still. The Delta variant first appeared in… Read More

Pathology

Gain-of-function research involves purposefully enhancing pathogens in a lab to better understand them. De liftknop is zo’n ding. Het is een brandhaard van bacteriën en virussen. Met de huidige pandemie raakt niemand zo’n knop meer graag aan. Wordt… Read More

Vaccine

An eight-week gap seems to be the sweet spot for tackling the Delta variant. There is limited data available on how long protection from current Covid-19 vaccine doses lasts and whether an additional booster dose would be beneficial… Read More

Data

Concerns that phone-hacking software may have been used to spy on political opponents spark fury. Models that can read and summarize long bodies of text, pulling out key concepts, recognizing and identifying individuals, patterns and structures. Infected individuals… Read More

Afweersysteem

B cells, which recognize the virus outside cells and produce antibodies to bind and neutralize it, and T cells, which detect infected cells via the presentation of viral antigens on the cells’ surfaces and promptly kill those cells… Read More

Immune System

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been linked to a serious but rare side effect called Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which the immune system attacks the nerves. Each plasmid contains a coronavirus gene, the genetic instructions for a human cell to build… Read More

Genome

Why genetic sequencing is key to tracking Covid-19. Know thine enemy! What happens when sequencers find a variant? How does sequencing help against Covid-19? You can’t fix what you don’t measure is a maxim in the business world…. Read More

Vitamin D

The most studied supplement in the context of Covid-19 is vitamin D. What does the evidence say about vitamin D and Covid-19? Vitamin D has three major effects. So, what suggests that vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and melatonin… Read More

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