• Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

    That makes it difficult to know if vaccine developers are really on the right track. Their hunch is based, primarily, on how the immune system responds to other pathogens. But some viruses evade the typical patterns. They short-circuit the immune response. The most infamous example of that is HIV, Wherry says, which attacks the very T cells that would coordinate the immune response to the virus. SARS-CoV-2 has already offered its own twists and turns, like its propensity to prompt runaway immune responses. For Covid-19, “there’s no prototypical immune response, especially in severe cases,” Wherry says.

    Lately, though, systematic studies of T and B cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 have begun to elicit some patterns. Recently, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology looked at T cell responses in what they considered “average” cases of the disease—people who got sick but didn’t need to be hospitalized. In a study

  • Sony’s US$250 million investment into Epic Games could go beyond next-gen console games

    The next-generation consoles are upon us. With a November 2020 release date, both Microsoft and Sony are playing a poker game that will determine the winners of the console war.

    Back in 2018, Microsoft announced the acquisition of famous studios like Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice), Playground Games (Forza Horizon 4), and Obsidian Entertainment (The Outer Words and Fallout: New Vegas) to name a few.

    While Sony was mum on their plans to make the PlayStation 5 standout, its console exclusive games were the company’s biggest weapon. But it would seem Sony still has its weapons drawn as they have announced an investment of US$250 million into Epic Games.

    According to a press release, both companies hope that their collaboration would create unique experiences for consumers and creators.

    But obviously, the investment is not to further propel Epic’s massively popular video game Fortnite

  • YouTube creator Jeffree Star dropped by makeup retailer Morphe

    Makeup retailer Morphe has parted with YouTuber Jeffree Star, after weeks of public acrimony in the YouTube beauty community. Star has been accused of using racist and offensive language, as well as manipulating other creators and people close to him.

    “Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products,” a tweet from Morphe’s account reads. As of right now, Star’s products remain on the site, but a tweet from the Morphe account says that will change in “the coming weeks,” without giving a specific date. Star’s relationship with Morphe was once a major source of income for the creator, who’s launched several lines with the company and become a face for its brand. A statement posted on Jeffree Star Cosmetic’s Instagram account stated the team was “shocked and extremely saddened by the decision” to part ways.

  • Biotechnology Market

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