Study reveals how some antibodies can broadly neutralize ebolaviruses

Some survivors of ebolavirus outbreaks make antibodies that can broadly neutralize these viruses -- and now, scientists have illuminated how these antibodies can disable the viruses so effectively. The insights may be helpful for developing effective therapies.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210416120116.htm

Fit matters most when double masking to protect yourself from COVID-19

A new study shows that wearing two face coverings can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and causing COVID-19.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210416120059.htm

Coronavirus does not infect the brain but still inflicts damage study finds

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not infect brain cells but can inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new study of dozens of deceased patients.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210416120044.htm

Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19 researchers say

A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic. While such variables do not inherently lower a person's risk, they do indicate an infrastructure of protection that persists despite how densely populated a person's district might be.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210416120021.htm

Underweight and overweight women at higher risk of successive miscarriages

A new study has shown that underweight and overweight women are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages compared to those of average weight.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210416120016.htm

Virologists develop broadly protective coronavirus vaccines

A candidate vaccine that could provide protection against the COVID-19 virus and other coronaviruses has shown promising results in early animal testing.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210416115957.htm

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