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Evidence Suggests SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Can Enter the Brain

The researchers showed that an intravenously injected radioiodinated spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 readily crossed the blood-brain barrier in male mice and was taken up by brain regions and entered the parenchymal brain space.
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Top 10 Sequencing Companies

Five years after the introduction of the $1,000 genome, the sequencing field remains rife with chatter about pushing the cost much lower—not only to $100...

Newer, Dominant SARS-CoV-2 Variant Three to Six Times More Infectious than Previous Dominant Variant

Besides addressing the question of infectivity, the new research presents geographic information about the rise of the new variant, G614, and the relative decline of the previously dominant variant, D614, across the globe.
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Antiparasitic Drug Could Help Treat Mild COVID-19 Cases

While this study requires validation in a bigger patient group, the initial results suggest that one dose of ivermectin given to mild COVID-19 patients reduced viral load and the duration of symptoms such as cough and loss of smell and taste.
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UnitedHealthcare To Cover Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine in Depression, Anxiety

The nation’s largest private health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, announced August 1 that it will cover testing that will allow physicians to match their patients to...
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Diabetic Patients at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Mortality

Mechanisms that may increase COVID-19 susceptibility for diabetics include a higher affinity of cellular binding and efficient virus entry; decreased viral clearance in the blood stream; diminished T cell function; increased susceptibility to hyper-inflammation and cytokine storm syndrome; and the presence of cardiovascular disease.
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Beta-Blockers Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties that Could Help Combat COVID-19

Beta-blockers such as propranolol have an anti-inflammatory effect in cancer that could be used to target the extreme inflammation seen in severe cases of COVID-19.
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WHO Gaffe Releases Data Showing Remdesivir not Effective Against COVID-19

According to the draft, remdesivir had not reduced the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the bloodstream of 158 patients treated with the antiviral candidate in the 237-patient trial and 18 patients were taken off the drug due to side effects.

A Potential Cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia?

The researchers announced their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: that the genetic anomaly that causes the disease—a repetition error in the DNA sequence—could potentially be reversed.
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NIH Releases Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19

The guidelines—based on published and preliminary data—are posted online at covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov and will be updated regularly as new data from peer-reviewed scientific literature and other authoritative information emerges.