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All the latest research news, discoveries and commentary
28 September 2022
New research uncovers the role of mast cells in Covid-19, and mast cell stabilizers could be efficient and safe in tackling the blockage of blood vessels.
24 August 2022
A global storm of physical and mental health problems faces health professionals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
04 August 2022
The licence is for a new testing method that is just as sensitive as PCR, but faster than a lateral flow test
10 May 2022
Specialised memory cells found in our immune system play an important role in our ability to fight virus mutations such as those produced by SARS-CoV2.
27 April 2022
A comprehensive tool that can assess the symptoms of Long COVID has been developed at the University of Birmingham for use in research and clinical care.
14 April 2022
A new summer school will focus on the impact of Covid-19 on European health and well-being.
11 April 2022
A study to understand the risk and impact of Covid-19 using the perspectives of ethnic community leaders, has been published in BMJ Open.
16 March 2022
SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 infection, can be transmitted from mother to baby before, during and after childbirth.
09 March 2022
Researchers have developed new antimicrobial technology for air filters which can in seconds kill bacteria, fungi and viruses including SARS-CoV-2.
16 February 2022
Would-be migrants in West Africa who managed to keep their jobs through the pandemic have a greater desire to stay in their home country - even if they see their economic prospects in the wake of Covid-19 to be brighter abroad, a new study reveals.