While microscopic and little known, predatory bacteria are among the world’s fiercest and most effective hunters.
Many Covid-19 patients may be dying from their immune response to the virus, not from the virus itself. Can science figure out how to save them?
Dropping antibody counts aren’t a sign that our immune system is failing against the coronavirus, nor an omen that we can’t develop a viable vaccine.
Our “hidden enemy,” in plain sight.
Times journalists summarize some of the most critical things that scientists and public health officials have yet to understand.
Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.
Scientists are increasingly optimistic that a vaccine can be produced in record time. But getting it manufactured and distributed will pose huge challenges.
A series of animal experiments may point the way to an effective human vaccine, scientists said.
Here’s what scientists have learned about how the new virus infects and attacks cells and how it can affect organs beyond the lungs.
Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.