How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?
on April 3, 2020 at 8:27 pm
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it’s not yet known how important this is to the spread of COVID-19, it underscores the need for strict social distancing measures — and for virologists, epidemiologists and engineers who study aerosols and droplets to work together on this and other respiratory diseases.
Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle
on April 3, 2020 at 5:23 pm
Researchers have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics.
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic’s advance
on April 3, 2020 at 5:23 pm
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly reduced the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected patients, measured using the breath-capturing ‘Gesundheit II machine.’
People tune out facts and trust their guts in medical emergencies
on April 3, 2020 at 5:12 pm
A new study shows that people are more likely to base decisions on anecdotal information instead of facts when they feel anxious and vulnerable.
Treating COVID-19 in a patient with multiple myeloma
on April 3, 2020 at 4:49 pm
A case study of a patient in Wuhan, China, suggests that the immunosuppressant tocilizumab may be an effective COVID-19 treatment for very ill patients who also have multiple myeloma and other blood cancers. The report also suggests that blood cancer patients may have atypical COVID-19 symptoms.
Antiviral and immunomodulatory effects of polyphenols on macrophages infected with dengue virus serotypes 2 and 3 enhanced or not with antibodies.
by greenmedinfo on April 4, 2020 at 12:07 am
PMID: Infect Drug Resist. 2019 ;12:1833-1852. Epub 2019 Jul 1. PMID: 31303775 Abstract Title: Antiviral and immunomodulatory effects of polyphenols on macrophages infected with dengue virus serotypes 2 and 3 enhanced or not with antibodies. Abstract: There is a lack of specific antiviral therapy against dengue virus […]
Therapeutic effects of curcumin on sepsis and mechanisms of action.
by greenmedinfo on April 3, 2020 at 11:51 pm
PMID: Phytother Res. 2019 Nov ;33(11):2798-2820. Epub 2019 Aug 19. PMID: 31429161 Abstract Title: Therapeutic effects of curcumin on sepsis and mechanisms of action: A systematic review of preclinical studies. Abstract: Sepsis is a complex disease that begins with an infectious disorder and causes excessive immune […]
Curcumin was beneficial in acute lung injury and lung fibrosis.
by greenmedinfo on April 3, 2020 at 11:48 pm
PMID: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2019 Aug 23. Epub 2019 Aug 23. PMID: 31441735 Abstract Title: Curcumin Suppresses Epithelial Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and Proliferative Protein (Ki 67) in Acute Lung Injury and Lung Fibrosis In Vitro and In Vivo. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Acute lung injury is one of […]
Curcumin elevates TFH cells and germinal center B cell response for antibody production in mice.
by greenmedinfo on April 3, 2020 at 11:44 pm
PMID: Immune Netw. 2019 Oct ;19(5):e35. Epub 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31720046 Abstract Title: Curcumin Elevates TCells and Germinal Center B Cell Response for Antibody Production in Mice. Abstract: Curcumin is a natural product extracted from. It has been reported as a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. […]