A study of more than eight million vaccinated people finds no increased risk of rare neurological events after covid-19 vaccination. An increased risk was, however, seen after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Infection & Immunity
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects kidney cells and contributes to tissue scarring in the kidneys. This has been shown by researchers from the Erasmus MC, RWTH Uniklinik Aachen in Germany and Radboudumc.
During Lof der Geneeskunst, four researchers were awarded a fellowship. This enables them to pursue their research over the next four years. Dean Stefan Sleijfer: ‘These are the greatest research talents of Erasmus MC. Their work likely will make an impact on us and our loved ones.’
Mutations in the spike protein of the coronavirus, cause up to seven times stronger binding to the receptor on our cells. This was discovered by researchers at Erasmus MC after analyzing coronavirus variants that were first described in England and South Africa. The increase in binding affinity possibly contributes to the faster spread of these […]
Scientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a way to induce HIV-infected cells to self-destruct. This is important, because the dormant presence of the virus in body cells is a major hurdle on the road to curing HIV.