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Can reducing air pollution prevent multimorbidity?

Modern society is increasingly threatened by mounting air pollution, as well as the occurrence of multiple chronic illnesses in the same individual. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more long-term communicable and/or non-communicable diseases. A new study…

COVID-19 might increase risk of autoimmune diseases

In a recent study posted to medRxiv* preprint server, researchers examined the associations between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and incident autoimmune diseases. Study: Incident autoimmune diseases in association with a SARS-CoV-2 infection: A matched cohort study. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock…

Actin influences cancer metastases in many ways

Metastases occur when cancer cells leave a primary tumor and spread throughout the body. For this, they have to break connections with neighboring cells and migrate to other tissues. Both processes are promoted by signaling molecules released by the cancer…

Study demonstrates intrahost MPXV variation within a single lesion

In a recent study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers reported on the clinical and molecular characteristics of monkeypox (MPX) virus (MPXV) infections in Finland. Study: Intrahost Monkeypox Virus Genome Variation in Patient with Early Infection, Finland, 2022. Image Credit:…