New longitudinal study documents antibody responses to COVID-19 5 months after symptom onset

A new 5-month longitudinal analysis of 254 COVID-19 patients who displayed a wide range of disease severity – from asymptomatic to deadly illness – suggests that IgA and IgM antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus disappear quickly during convalescence. IgG antibodies likely persist for longer, but Katharina Röltgen and colleagues nonetheless documented a slow, inexorable decline…

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Study finds no change in preterm birth or stillbirth in Philadelphia during pandemic

Philadelphia, December 7, 2020–Despite early reports suggesting a decline in preterm births during the COVID-19 pandemic period, an analysis by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found no change in preterm births or stillbirths at two Philadelphia hospitals in the first four…

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UTSA researchers study the effects of parental job loss on families during the pandemic

(December 7, 2020) – A team of UTSA researchers has discovered that economic implications because of COVID-19 can have a devastating ripple effect on children. Monica Lawson, assistant professor of psychology, Megan Piel, assistant professor of social work and Michaela Simon, psychology graduate student in the UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy, have recently…

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