Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
New insights into the mechanisms behind how cancer-causing agents in the environment active genetic recombination in DNA could help to better predict which individuals are more susceptible to developing the disease.
Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives, a new study reveals.
A new study from the University of Birmingham has found that 50% of patients with a rare type of cancer that has spread into the lining of their abdomen may be suitable for immunotherapy treatment.
Cellular (T cell) immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, a new pre-print from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) suggests.
Researchers based at the University of Birmingham are starting a ground-breaking maternal health trial across 80 hospitals in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
Research finds healthcare workers who self-isolated after developing COVID-19 symptoms were more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency, with workers from Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds particularly affected.
Setting up 'COVID-19 free' hospital areas for surgical patients could save lives during the second wave of the pandemic – reducing the risk of death from lung infections associated with coronavirus.