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The drug combo Ivermectin and Niclosamide can inhibit the replication of the SARS-COV-2

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Repurposing of anti-parasitic drugs with in vitro anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity is a promising approach being tested in many clinical trials. Combination of these drugs is a plausible way to enhance their effectiveness. We tested in vitro anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity of...

Sex differences in the susceptibility and response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

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A new study led by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California-USA has confirmed all preliminary findings and hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 infections irrespective of even mild or asymptomatic will trigger autoantibodies leading to variety autoimmune...

SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with increased risk of late cardiovascular outcomes

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A new study by researchers from Oregon Health & Science University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University have in a new study found that either symptomatic...

Southern France Reports Spread Of New SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.640.2

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French health authorities have reported the spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.640.2 that possess 46 mutations and 37 deletions including the N501Y and E484K mutations. As of press time, a total of 67 patients...

High-resolution electron microscopy revealed Omicron’s secrets

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Several weeks ago, Lausanne became home to some of the world's most powerful electron microscopes. They're installed at the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI) - a joint research facility run by Ecole Polytechnique Federale...

People infected with Omicron may be less susceptible to Delta variant

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A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in South Africa has found evidence that suggests people who have been infected with the COVID-19 Omicron variant may be less susceptible to infection...

Il selenio gioca un ruolo chiave durante le infezioni da SARS-Cov-2

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Un nuovo studio condotto da ricercatori della Florida International University, Miami-USA ha scoperto che il selenio svolge un ruolo importante nell'ospite umano durante le infezioni virali comprese quelle del coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, aiutando nell'omeostasi redox,...

Selenium Plays A Key Role During SARS-Cov-2 Infections

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A new study by researchers from Florida International University, Miami-USA has found that Selenium plays an important role in the human host during viral infections including those by the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, assisting in redox...

SARS-CoV-2: Saliva swabs may be more effective for Omicron detection than nasal swabs

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Researchers from the University of Cape Town-South Africa in a new study have found that saliva swabs are more effective than nasal mid-turbinate swabs for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based detection of omicron variant...

A specific anthrax toxin can silence pain

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Anthrax has a scary reputation. Widely known to cause serious lung infections in humans and unsightly, albeit painless, skin lesions in livestock and people, the anthrax bacterium has even been used as a weapon...

A breakthrough in microneedle patches

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The painful feeling of receiving an injection through a hypodermic needle or with the unpleasant sensation of swallowing a large pill is a globally familiar sensation. But what if a revolutionary and gentler way...

An excessive intake of sugar affect brain function

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There has been a remarkable increase in intake of simple sugar (sucrose, isomerized sugar (corn syrup) from beverages and diets in modern society. The intake of simple sugars in adolescents, in whom mental disorders...

SARS-CoV-2 infects the kidneys and contributes to tissue scarring

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The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects the kidneys and contributes to tissue scarring, as shown by researchers from the RWTH Uniklinik Aachen, Germany, and Radboudumc, The Netherlands. The developed scar tissue in the infected kidneys may...

Omicron Variant: Protection By COVID-19 Booster Shots Wanes In About Ten Weeks

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New emerging preliminary data from UK shows booster shot protection against symptomatic COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant appears to fade in about 10 weeks he data was shared by U.K health authorities just before...

APOE4 allele gene more than doubles risk of severe COVID-19 and cerebral microhemorrhages

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Researchers from the University of Helsinki-Finland have discovered in a new study that the APOE4 allele gene more than doubles risk of severe COVID-19 besides increasing cerebral microhemorrhages related to COVID-19. The study team also...