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A diagram of the virus that causes COVID-19.
July 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2: Up close

The genetic blueprint material for SARS-CoV-2 is called RNA (yellow spirals). The RNA contains information to specify the amino acids...

COVID-19
An antibody is a large, Y-shaped protein that helps protect us from future infection.
July 23, 2021

Your COVID-19 Glossary

Here's a list of health terms to help you navigate the latest COVID-19 research and updates. Efficacy: How well...

COVID-19

Severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can happen as a result of COVID-19, may affect a child’s heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.
July 21, 2021

Antibodies offer clues about severe COVID-19 cases in children, adults

The majority of children who get COVID-19 have mild disease. But a small percentage develop a serious complication called severe...

COVID-19
Treatments are important for helping to ease symptoms and potentially preventing the spread of disease.
July 16, 2021

The latest in NIH COVID-19 treatment research

Though the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, treatments are still essential to...

COVID-19

In the lab of National Institutes of Health-supported researcher Jason McLellan, Ph.D., whose work at the University of Texas-Austin supported COVID-19 vaccine development.
July 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Vaccines work by teaching your body's immune system to recognize and fight back against germs, such as a virus,...

COVID-19
Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S.
July 12, 2021

What is it like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., has spent much of his life thinking about infectious diseases. He is a research...

Vaccines

Long COVID symptoms can include brain fog, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
July 06, 2021

5 questions about Long COVID

Anyone who has had COVID-19 can get Long COVID, regardless of age or prior health conditions. While most people with...

COVID-19
Jason S. McLellan, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular biosciences, in the McLellan Lab at The University of Texas-Austin.
July 02, 2021

All in the spike: How past virus research gave a head start to the COVID-19 vaccine

It's not often that we can feel thankful for the common cold. But in the case of COVID-19, past...

Vaccines

Anthony Fauci, M.D., was promoted to director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984.
July 01, 2021

NIH's Dr. Fauci on the COVID-19 battle

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is no stranger to...

COVID-19
Dr. Collins performs with opera singer Renée Fleming in 2018.
June 28, 2021

5 ways NIH Director Francis Collins manages pandemic stress

"So many consequences of COVID-19 have made life extremely difficult for everybody in our country and across the world. Hardly...

Stress

Personal Story

Marty Katz battled a C-diff infection in April 2017.
January 25, 2018

Battling C. difficile: Don’t delay

When Marty Katz returned from a vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in April 2017, he didn't feel well. He had...

Antibiotic Resistance, Personal Story
Bruce Davidson paints a picture of lavender in Maynard, Massachusetts.
April 25, 2017

From Lyme disease to art and advocacy

Bruce Davidson always enjoyed the outdoors. He owned and operated a landscape contracting business in the early 2000s in Boxborough,...

Lyme Disease, Personal Story