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Human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) interacts with a segment from SARS-CoV-2.


People with no symptoms may have a unique genetic variant.

Older man places a hearing aid in his ear.

Cognitive Decline

Hearing aids may slow symptoms in older adults at high risk of dementia.

Astrocyte and blood vessel, 3D illustration. Astrocytes, brain glial cells, also known as astroglia, connect neuronal cells to blood vessels

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Learn about this devastating neurological disease.

Black woman in a counseling therapy session.

Opioid Use Disorder

Only 22% of adults received medications to treat OUD.

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