All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illness, it is still essentially brand new to science. As a result, while we’ve drawn primarily on peer-reviewed studies published in scientific journals, we have cited some yet-to-be-published research into important aspects of COVID-19 when appropriate. Coronavirus FAQ What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Who’s most at risk for COVID-19? Are children at risk? How long does COVID-19 last? How long is COVID-19 infectious in people? Can I get COVID-19 and the seasonal flu or common cold at the same time? What’s the treatment for COVID-19? How does a COVID-19 test work? Should I get tested? How does COVID-19 spread? Is COVID-19 airborne? Is there any difference between being indoors or outdoors when it comes to transmission? Do masks work for preventing the spread of COVID-19? How long does the COVID-19 virus survive on surfaces? Is there any ris...
AbstractCohen syndrome (CS) is an autosomal recessive congenital disorder, characterized by hypotonia, intellectual disability, developmental delay, microcephaly, progressive retinopathy, neutropenia, truncal obesity, joint laxity, characteristic facial, ophthalmic, oral and appendage abnormalities, and an over friendly behavior. It has been linked to mutations in theVPS13B gene. The main purpose of this study was to determine the genetic cause of CS in an Indian family. Whole exome sequencing (WES) was used to identify the genetic cause of CS in the family. The WES analysis identified a homozygous novel duplication mutati...
Authors: Carapetis JR, Brown A PMID: 32652580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Bondy SC, Campbell A Abstract Melatonin is well known as a neuroendocrine hormone that promotes sleep. However, the many other attributes of melatonin are less apparent and not as widely appreciated. The purpose of this review is to summarize the qualities of melatonin relating to immune function. The relevance of melatonin in partially or wholly restoring optimal function in a series of disorders related to immune dysfunction is addressed. This includes the potential relief of both autoimmune diseases and many other ailments involving abnormal immune responses, including the overall diminished effectivene...
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U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pittman has ordered a hearing for July 22 regarding a lawsuit filed by Texas bar and nightclub owners fighting the state order that closed their doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Texas Bar&Nightclub Alliance filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of its members on June 30 — four days after Gov. Gregg Abbott took executive action mandating that such establishments temporarily close, except for delivery and takeout. Plaintiffs have sought a temporary restraining…
CONCLUSION: An AI tool for automatic detection of ATB in chest CT is successfully developed in this study. The AI tool can accurately detect ATB patients, and distinguish between ATB and non- ATB cases, which simplifies the diagnosis process and lays a solid foundation for the next step of AI in CT diagnosis of ATB in clinical application. PMID: 32651351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: 15 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 257Author(s): Tapan Behl, Ishnoor Kaur, Simona Bungau, Arun Kumar, Md Sahab Uddin, Chanchal Kumar, Giridhari Pal, Sahil, Kamal Shrivastava, Gokhan Zengin, Sandeep Arora
Publication date: 15 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 257Author(s): Beatriz M.V. Pereira, Karina Thieme, Larissa de Araújo, Alice C. Rodrigues
[The Conversation Africa] COVID-19 continues to infect millions of people as the death toll mounts. There is currently no cure which means that controlling this disease requires a multi-pronged approach. This includes personal protection such as masks, social distancing and the isolation of infected individuals and their contacts.
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and BiologyAuthor(s): Wojciech Żwierełło, Daniel Styburski, Agnieszka Maruszewska, Krzysztof Piorun, Marta Skórka-Majewicz, Maja Czerwińska, Dominika Maciejewska, Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Andrzej Krajewski, Izabela Gutowska
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