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Researchers Identify Six Distinct Symptom Cluster ‘types’ of COVID-19

Analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Study app, led by researchers from King’s College London, reveals that there are six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms. Moreover, the team found that these types…

COVID-19 may spark diabetes in healthy individuals

Well-respected academics from around the world speculate that COVID-19 not just a risk for diabetic patients, but is also capable of triggering diabetes in healthy people. COVID-19 first erupted in Wuhan, China late last year. Since then scientists are still…

Dual attack: A synthetic peptide could work as a treatment and vaccine for COVID-19.

Ligandal has succeeded in applying its unique peptide-based technology to develop a synthetic peptide acting as both an antidote and a vaccine against COVID-19.  With the whole world racing to find a treatment or vaccine against COVID-19, San Francisco based…

Is Dexamethasone an alternative in fight against COVID-19?

Dexamethasone low cost, anti-inflammatory steroid well known in the world of sports is the first drug to reduce death among COVID-19 patients. One of the common symptoms seen among COVID-19 patients is shortness of breath or respiratory failure. Recently, promising…

Advancements in serologic diagnostic tests could put an end to the COVID-19 test crisis

The University of Bologna along with Roche and Hitachi are working on making faster, cheaper diagnostic tests for COVID-19 with the help of electrochemiluminescence (ECL). Currently one of the main reasons for the rising number of COVID-19 cases is due…

No stones being unturned: Fluoxetine to disrupt viral replication in COVID-19 affected patients.

German experts speculate that Fluoxetine- an antidepressant drug can potentially reduce the viral replication in COVID-19 patients. Here’s more… The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unparalleled times for humanity. The measures taken to contain the virus have triggered a…

Respiratory failure during COVID-19 could be linked to certain genetic variants

Using data from genome-wide association study, experts speculate that gene variants encoding blood types and a multidisciplinary chromosome 3 could be the reason behind respiratory failure during COVID-19. Though it’s been several months since its first case, COVID-19 still manages…

Biotech Industry Marking a New Era Post-COVID-19

The inevitable need for a COVID-19 treatment has stirred up much-needed interest in Biotech industries all over the world. Here a straightforward take on Biotech industries post-COVID-19.  It is pretty astonishing how perceptions change in a short period of time….

Does the current COVID-19 pandemic resemble the 1918 Spanish flu?

With the number of COVID-19 increasing every day, and no treatment available, governments’ options are limited to social distancing and learning from the past. Here’s how COVID-19 resembles the 1918 Spanish Flu.  With several countries easing down the lockdown, concerns…

COVID19: AstraZeneca & Serum Institute of India collaborate to sign a deal for 1 billion doses of the novel Oxford University vaccine

The new Oxford University vaccine AZD 1222 shows promising results in COVID-19 patients. A deal signed by AstraZeneca and Serum Institute of India promises a billion doses of the vaccine for middle and low-income countries. With COVID-19 claiming its share…