How the Coronavirus Turns the Body Against Itself

Some patients struggling with Covid-19 develop antibodies against their own tissues, scientists have found.

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Scientists Synthesize Jawbones From Pig Fat

The bones are among the hardest to replace in the body. A trial of the new technique in humans is about to begin.

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.

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