New Virtual Screening Strategy Identifies Existing Drug that Inhibits COVID-19 Virus

The COVID-19 caused due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has grown into a global pandemic infecting millions of people and tens of thousands of lives lost. As of now, no clinically proven drug or vaccine is available. There is an indispensable need to identify antiviral agents that can inhibit SARS-CoV-2. The deRead More

Acyclovir : Drug Information

What is Acyclovir? Acyclovir is an antiviral drug commonly known as synthetic nucleoside analogues and used to treat infections caused by specific types of viruses. This medication is a treatment for cold sores around the mouth (caused by herpes simplex), chickenpox, and shingles (caused by herpes zoster). It is also the prevention of outbreaks ofRead More

The study finds evidence of lasting immunity after mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection

New research by the Queen Mary University of London scientists has found evidence of protective immunity in people up to four months after mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. The study published in Science Immunology analyzed antibody and T cell responses in 136 London healthcare workers who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection dating back to MarchRead More

The model used to evaluate lockdowns were flawed.

Imperial College London’s researchers developed a model to assess the effect of different measures used to curb the coronavirus’s spread in a recent study. However, according to Swedish researchers from Lund University and other institutions, in the journal Nature, the model possessed fundamental shortcomings and cannot describe the published conclusions. It was almost significantly theRead More

The repurposed mouse model sheds light on the loss of smell in COVID-19

Overview A recently published research by the University of Iowa in Nature reveals that a repurposed mouse model can develop symptoms of both severe COVID-19 (lung harm, blood clusters, irregular veins, and eventually death) and also of milder disease, which includes loss of the feeling of smell. The study also pointed out that convalescent plasmaRead More

Flu and COVID-19. Is it safe sending Kids Back to School?

So far, 2020 has been no less than any nightmare. COVID-19 has agonized and tormented the people both physically and emotionally. Moreover, Flu season is on its way to aggravate this misery a little more. Since both illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be a catch-22 to distinguish one from the other. These are theRead More

Mental Health, COVID-19 and Diabetes

It is not an unusual fact anymore that mental health has a connection to diabetes. It can spoil your mood and make you distressed about the condition. Considerable research suggests that mental stability and diabetes share a relationship with a sense of stress on the individual dealing with diabetes for an extended period. This factRead More

How Can COVID-19 Safety Protocols Also Guard You Against The Colds And Flu?

The same precautions you are taking to protect against the COIVD-19 can also help you avoid catching colds and the flu. As the health authorities preparing for the flu and cold season that will coincide with COVOID-19, experts are recommending people to continue practicing physical distancing, good hand hygiene, and mask-wearing. Doing these things willRead More

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