Tag Archives: COVID19

Bradykinin Hypothesis Explains COVID-19 Complexities

Genetic analysis using the Oak Ridge National Lab supercomputer called the Summit has revealed an interesting new hypothesis that helps explain the disease progression of COVID-19. A September 1, 2020, Medium article1 by Thomas Smith reviewed the findings of what is now referred to as the bradykinin hypothesis. As reported by Smith, the computer crunched… Read More »

Hormonal treatments for prostate cancer may prevent or limit COVID-19 symptoms

Men have roughly twice the risk of developing severe disease and dying from COVID-19 than women. Scientists say this is in part because women mount stronger immune reactions to the disease’s microbial cause: the infamous coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Now research with prostate cancer patients points to another possible explanation, which is that the male sex… Read More »

No Major Benefits Of Plasma Therapy For Covid-19, New Study From India Finds

A healthcare worker collects swab samples from a woman at a testing site for COVID-19 in Mumbai, … [+] India on September 08, 2020. India is the second worst-hit nation by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after the United States. (Photo by Himanshu Bhatt/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images While the U.S. Food and… Read More »

Trump to announce plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — After expressing frustration at the slow pace of approval for coronavirus treatments, President Donald Trump was set to announce on Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients. The announcement will come after days of White House officials suggesting there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in… Read More »