Scientists Identify Specific Gene Variant That Protects Against Severe COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a protective gene variant that appears to protect people from severe cases of COVID-19, and the finding could lead to new advances in fighting the coronavirus. Since much earlier in the pandemic, scientists have been diligently investigating how patient genetics influence the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, revealing the hereditary factors that appear … Read more

Metabolic syndrome strongly increases risk of severe COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Realm. In a new study by the Cleveland Clinic, researchers found that people with metabolic syndrome have far worse hospitalization rates and deaths due to COVID-19. It was found that patients with metabolic syndrome were 77% more likely to go to hospital, 56% more likely to be admitted to the intensive care … Read more

Severe Depression Affects Women and Men Differently – Scientists May Have Finally Discovered Why

A team of Université Laval scientists may have discovered why severe depression affects women and men differently, according to a study published on January 10, 2022, in Communicating Nature. The researchers examined the brains of people with depression at the time of death and found changes located in different parts of the brain for each … Read more