Unraveling the network of molecules that influence COVID-19 severity

While most COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic or mild, severe complications associated with acute respiratory distress have led to more than one million deaths worldwide in just several months. Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Albany Medical College sought to better understand the molecular factors…

Discovery of cells that heal cardiac damage after infarction

Researchers at Cima and the Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain) have led an international study identifying the cardiac cells responsible for repairing the damage to this organ after infarction. These ‘restorative’ cells are a subpopulation of cardiac fibroblasts that play a fundamental role in the creation of the collagen scar…