Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

This article was reviewed by Dr. Carolina Camargo, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR Adults living with HIV are similarly affected by COVID-19 in comparison to the public. Therefore, HIV-infected adults should receive similar COVID-19 treatment options as the … Continue reading Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

Hide-and-seek: how SARS-CoV-2 hides from our immune system

The hidden war between viruses and host cells has influenced the evolution of all life on earth. For millions of years, viruses have acquired and refined weapons to undermine cell defenses and redirect cellular processes to the task of viral replication. Surviving cells created defenses to stave off initial attacks and “remember” attacks, so more … Continue reading Hide-and-seek: how SARS-CoV-2 hides from our immune system

Smell and Taste Changes: The Best Way to Guide Lockdown Policy?

For the original article, please follow this link. This article was reviewed by Dr. Emily Bowman, one of our subject matter experts. Brief Summary:  This study by Denis Pierron et al. investigated the reliability of self-reported smell and taste change numbers across France as an indicator to predict surges of COVID-19 hospital admissions and a basis for … Continue reading Smell and Taste Changes: The Best Way to Guide Lockdown Policy?

Q-Z of Research: Science to English Dictionary, Part 3

This is the fourth instalment of our Science to English dictionary. Our first instalment can be found here, the second instalment can be found here and the third instalment can be found here. R Randomized For this definition, let’s look at the simplest possible set up. Imagine you are doing an experiment on whether wearing … Continue reading Q-Z of Research: Science to English Dictionary, Part 3