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0COVID-19 autoantibodies: could sex influence susceptibility to long COVID-19?

Researchers report that COVID-19 can induce self-attacking autoantibodies persisting up to 6 months post-infection and demonstrate that males have more complex autoantibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 than females.   A group of investigators from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre (CSMC; CA, USA), led by…

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E. Coli

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Multidrug efflux systems: information on evolution and mechanisms uncovered

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H. Pylori

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MRSA

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Salmonella

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Tuberculosis

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Fungal

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Mucormycosis, the COVID-19 factor and the pressing need for new treatments

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Aspergillosis

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Fungal biofilm morphology impacts disease progression

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Candidiasis

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Coccidioidomycosis

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Parasitic

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Malaria

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Protozoan Infections

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Viral

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