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Lab Notes | The mystery of long COVID

08.17.2023

Where are we with long COVID? Researchers at the Allen Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center are working to understand the science behind this...

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Long COVID’s long fallout

06.15.2023

Patients share their experiences of ongoing, debilitating symptoms nearly 3 years after initial infection 

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Many long COVID patients suffer from persistent inflammation, study finds

06.09.2023

Molecular footprint of the chronic condition could help guide clinical trial and treatment decisions

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Look in the labs | Immunology

09.14.2022

What makes the human immune system healthy, and what goes wrong in disease?

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3 immune mysteries of COVID-19 — and 1 big success story

01.12.2021

The pandemic has revealed how much we really don’t know about our own immune systems, experts say

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New study aims to answer pressing COVID-19 question: Why do some die while others don’t even know they are sick?

12.21.2020

Seattle-area research organizations team up for a deep dive into patients’ immune responses to the novel coronavirus; results could contribute to...

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Q&A with a bioinformatics expert on the challenges of studying human immunology

09.28.2020

Xiaojun Li shares the career path that brought him to become Director of Bioinformatics at the Allen Institute for Immunology, and why he’s excited...

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Lab Notes | SCANning for coronavirus

09.23.2020

The SCAN study launched to track Covid-19 in the Seattle area led by Allen Discovery Center leader Dr. Jay Shendure

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Could treatments aimed at Alzheimer’s disease help combat COVID-19?

08.05.2020

A team of cardiology researchers had a creative idea for a new way to treat dementia. Now they think it could help coronavirus patients too.

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Lab Notes | Taming the beast

08.05.2020

When the first COVID-19 cases began arriving at hospitals int he U.S., doctors nicknamed the illness "The Beast" because of the way it attacked the...

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Team science in the era of remote work

07.14.2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic dictates physical distance and many scientists are working from home, how can teams pivot to pull off coordinated research...

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Scientists are working on a face mask that detects coronavirus

04.23.2020

Q&A with James Collins, Ph.D., a bioengineer who is developing a diagnostic face mask that signals if the wearer is infected with COVID-19

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Lab Notes | A wearable diagnostic for COVID-19

04.23.2020

What if there were a face mask that could tell you you’re infected with coronavirus before you ever show symptoms?

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