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New methodology predicts mutation hotspots in SARS-CoV-2 virus

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers in Sweden and China have presented a new methodology for predicting mutation “hotspot” sites within severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 - the agent responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
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New saliva-based test found to accurately detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

A new saliva-based test developed by a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been found to accurately detect the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from small samples of saliva, according to a study led by Bloomberg School researchers.
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Dopamine-release mechanisms in the brain may play a major role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

The study, which appeared in the Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, shows that the SARS-CoV-2 may behave akin to the CNS pathogenic mechanism of JEV and HIV during the early stages of infection.
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High prevalence of cross-reactive anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in sub-Saharan Africa

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

A recent study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases has explained the lower prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 in sub-Saharan Africa compared to that in the US, Europe, and Asia.
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Novel mutations in SARS-CoV-2 may explain high pathogenicity of COVID-19

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers in Korea and the United States have identified novel genetic variants that demonstrate the active mutational progression of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 - the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 .
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Ultrasound reveals a possible role of SARS‐CoV‐2 in acute testicular infection

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

A single-center study from Wuhan in China presents ultrasound imaging evidence supporting the notion that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 can cause infection of the testis or epididymis - and put patients at risk for further complications. The paper can be found in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among US marine recruits after quarantine: A case study

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

A team of researchers at the Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, USA, analyzed the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among marine recruits. Their study titled, “SARS-CoV-2 Transmission among Marine Recruits during Quarantine,” was published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Dexamethasone May Down Efficacy of Checkpoint Inhibitor

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