Friday, December 1, 2023


Cat Coronavirus Drug May Cure Covid-19

Joanne Lemieux at the University of Alberta (UofA) is leading a team to launch clinical trials of a drug used to cure coronavirus infection in cats.

Can IL-6 Level be an Independent Risk Factor for the Severity and Mortality of COVID-19?

COVID-19 infections elevated the levels of interlekin-6 (IL-6) in severe and mortal COVID-19 cases. However, this study did not find any association between the levels of IL-6 with the severity and mortality of the patients as predicted in earlier analysis.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Is a Risk Factor for Developing Severity in SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients

This meta-analysis found that severe Covid-19 patients had a higher body mass index (BMI) compared to non-severe patients. Also, obese COVID-19 infected patients are more likely to require ICU care than normal healthy patients.

Association of Hypertension with Disease Severity in Covid-19 Patients: A Meta-analysis

Summary Since the first identification of COVID-19 in China, there has been a rapid increase in cases and death. The pathogenesis remains mostly unknown, and...

COVID-19: Immune System Variation Can Predict Severe Outcomes, Reports New Study

Scientists identified how misfiring of the immune system in COVID-19 patients could lead to case severity and a tool that may help identify patients at high risk and suggest drugs to treat them.

COVID-19: Olfactory Support Cells Are Most Vulnerable

Loss of smell is a commonly reported symptoms of COVID-19. Olfactory cell types are the most vulnerable to the infection, not the neurons—new study reports.

Moderna Vaccine Is Safe, Generates Immune Response

Moderna vaccine (mRNA-1273) that encodes S-2P antigen, generates immune response, is safe and well tolerated in healthy adults. The result is published in NEJM.

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Infants Born to Women with COVID-19 Decline Rapidly

SARS-CoV-2 antibody may not stay longer, particularly in infants, reports a recent article published in Emerg Infect Dis journal on July 3, 2020

Evaluating SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG Seropositivity to Diagnosis Covid-19

SARS-CoV-2 antibody test find antibodies in a sample to determine if the person was previously infected with the virus or not. Despite some limitation recent research shows testing IgM and IgG, may serve as an additional tool for disease detection.

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