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MERS Vaccine that Fully Protects Mice Used as Basis for Coronavirus Candidate
April 2020  |  Science News
Scientists are optimistic that a new compound, dubbed EIDD-2801, could be effective in treating the symptoms of COVID-19. The candidate drug has shown efficacy in reducing lung damage in mouse studies, and will soon progress to clinical trials in humans.
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A Regulator of Fatty Acid Uptake is Identified
April 2020  |  Science News
Scientists have discovered that overweight people produce less EHD2 than people with normal weight, It is thought that EDH2 plays a role in a metabolic pathway involving fatty acid uptake, which is modified in obesity.
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Decoy ACE2 receptors could be promising COVID-19 infection-preventing drug
April 2020  |  Science News
Recombinant angiotensin converting enzymes (ACE2) reduced infection and viral growth in cell cultures and organoids by acting as a decoy for SARS-CoV-2.
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Highly Scalable COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise
April 2020  |  Science News
Scientists announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 showed promising results in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus.
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New airway-hugging immune cells discovered in the lung
April 2020  |  Science News
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown subset of immune cells residing in the lung that specifically combat viral infections. The respiratory tract is particularly susceptible to invading viral pathogens, such as influenza, or SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Alveolar macrophages, or AMs, are the first line of cellular defense in the airways.
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Ultra sensitive cancer diagnostic detects DNA "fingerprints" in liquid biopsies
March 2020  |  Science News
Researchers have developed a diagnostic technology that can be used to monitor patients for the presence of recurring cancer cells after receiving treatment.
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4 Potential Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Currently Under Testing
March 2020  |  Science News
Highlighting some of the many drugs currently under trial for COVID-19.
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Triglyceride Creating Enzyme’s Structure Revealed
March 2020  |  Science News
The structure of lipin/Pah phosphatidic acid phosphatase provides scientists with insights as to why mutations in the enzyme cause a loss of activity that leads to abnormal production of triglycerides implicated in heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
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People with Arthritis at Higher Risk for Heart Disease
March 2020  |  Science News
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn’t just affect the function of your joints. New research has found that people with the condition are also at a higher risk of heart disease and cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke.
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Structure of commonly mutated histone chaperone revealed by new study
March 2020  |  Science News
Researchers have shown how ATAD2, a histone chaperone protein, may load histones on to DNA in order to create the chromatin structure.
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