• Cannabinoid receptor agonist shows potential protective effect on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    As scientists continue to search for effective antidotes to direct and indirect damage caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 , a new preprint research paper posted to the bioRxiv* server demonstrates the potential of cannabinoid receptor agonists to alleviate myocardial damage in this condition even in the absence of any inhibitory effect on viral infection as such.
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  • Influenza A virus defective interfering particles against SARS-CoV-2

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    In the search for a broadly acting pan-specific antiviral, an interdisciplinary team from Germany tested the previously proposed (for antiviral treatment against Influenza A infections) - Influenza A virus defective interfering particles. The research is published online on the bioRxiv preprint server.
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  • People with absence of natural killer cell receptor are likely to develop severe COVID-19

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    The course and severity of COVID-19 in individual patients are largely influenced by the interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the human immune system.
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  • Virus-specific cellular immunity may be essential for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers from China and the US recently synthesized select peptide pools of the structural and functional proteins of SARS-CoV-2, including spike , envelope , membrane , nucleocapsid , and protease proteins as target antigens to assess COVID-19-specific immunity.
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  • CovMT could help researchers to track evolution of SARS-CoV-2 mutations

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    A SARS-CoV-2 tracker uses publicly available sequencing data to show how the virus is changing and spreading over time. The tracker, called CovMT, was developed at KAUST and is expected to help researchers and policymakers understand the evolution of the virus's mutations.
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