COVID-19 New Drug Concerns, Research Breakthroughs And Updated Mortality Statistics

COVID-19 New Drug Concerns, Research Breakthroughs And Updated Mortality Statistics A brief look at glucocorticoids, the Lancets updated mortality statistics, Hydroxychloroquine risks, lung treatments, viral treatment, and stem cell treatments The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Comprehensive COVID-19 hospitalisation and death rate estimates help countries best prepare as global pandemic […]

Quercetin and Herbacetin may inhibit the Coronavirus

Quercetin and Herbacetin may inhibit the Coronavirus We review the weaknesses in SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2, and MERS-CoV in relation to specific Flavonoids #covid19 #sarscov #flavonoids Novel coronavirus receptors show similarities to SARS-CoV, according to new analysis https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/asfm-ncr013120.php Evolution of Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and modeling of spike protein for human […]

COVID-19 Infection and Mortality Rate Questions

COVID-19 Infection and Mortality Rate Questions Person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurred between two people with prolonged, unprotected exposure while the first patient was symptomatic. Despite active monitoring and testing of 372 contacts of both cases, no further transmission was detected The RKI added: ‘We don’t consider post-mortem tests […]

Serine Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s and ALS

Serine Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s and ALS Scientists have also demonstrated that memorization functions in mice were restored by supplying nutritional L-serine. #serine #alzheimers #als Juliette Le Douce, Marianne Maugard, Julien Veran, Marco Matos, Pierrick Jégo, Pierre-Antoine Vigneron, Emilie Faivre, Xavier Toussay, Michel Vandenberghe, Yaël Balbastre, Juliette Piquet, […]

COVID-19: The immune system can fight back

Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) were able to test blood samples at four different time points in an otherwise healthy woman in her 40s, who presented with COVID-19 and had mild-to-moderate symptoms requiring hospital admission. Source: COVID-19: The immune system can […]

Can traumatic memories be erased?

Tokyo, Japan – Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that iDrosophila/i flies lose long-term memory (LTM) of a traumatic event when kept in the dark, the first confirmation of environmental light playing a role in LTM maintenance. The team also identified the specific molecular mechanism responsible for […]

HSV-2 Herpes Topical Curcumin holds Promise

HSV-2 Herpes Topical Curcumin holds Promise HSV-2 Herpes Topical Curcumin holds Promise “Curcumin can stop the genital herpes virus, it helps in reducing the inflammation and makes it less susceptible to HIV and other STIs,” Prof Garg says. #hsv2 #curcumin #herpes Danielle Vitali, Puja Bagri, Jocelyn M. Wessels, […]

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. This is concerning given that the obesity epidemic is an ever-expanding threat to public health, with currently 50% of the adult […]

Study: The opioid crisis may be far worse than we thought

New research appearing in the journal Addiction shows that the number of deaths attributed to opioid-related overdoses could be 28% higher than reported due to incomplete death records. This discrepancy is more pronounced in several states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Indiana, where the estimated number of […]

The era of quantum supremacy is here

Google made headlines in late 2019 with an experiment that demonstrated quantum supremacy for the first time. Their quantum computer, the Sycamore Processor, took a mere 200 seconds to perform a computation that would have taken a traditional computer 10,000 years. Members of the research team — Pedram […]

Recent Nutraceutical Research into RNA virus infections including influenza and coronavirus

Recent Nutraceutical Research into RNA virus infections including influenza and coronavirus Recent Nutraceutical Research into RNA virus infections including influenza and coronavirus “Therefore, it is clear that certain nutraceuticals have antiviral effects in both human and animal studies,” commented Dr. DiNicolantonio. “Considering that there is no treatment for […]

Researchers say extended antidepressant use creates physical dependence

Researchers explain symptoms associated with Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome and provide a schedule for tapering various classes of antidepressants. Patients who stop medication without tapering often experience flulike symptoms, insomnia, nausea, imbalance, sensory disturbances often described as electric shocks or ‘brain zaps’, and hyperarousal. Source: Researchers say extended antidepressant […]

Overweight from cosmetics

Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for their child’s subsequent weight development. This is demonstrated in a study published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers from the […]

Huge bacteria-eating viruses found in DNA from gut of pregnant women and Tibetan hot spring

University of Melbourne and the University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with capabilities normally associated with living organisms. The findings provide new insight into the constant warfare between phages and bacteria. They also have implications for human disease. Source: Huge bacteria-eating […]

Researchers were not right about left brains

The left and right side of the brain are involved in different tasks. This functional lateralization and associated brain asymmetry are well documented in humans. Scientists now challenge the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique. They found the same asymmetry pattern in chimpanzees, […]