April 6- April 12: The Weekly Recap

Posts published by our team from April 7th to April 12th:

April 6th: 阴谋论可以休矣!全球顶尖科学家最新研究成果:新冠病毒不可能由人类合成

This is our first translation and was written by William Ding. This article was translated into Simplified Chinese.

April 8th: National University of Singapore: How COVID-19 Uses Your Immune Response Against You

Researchers at the National University of Singapore looked at inflammatory changes in the early stages of nCoV-19 infection to get a better understanding of how COVID-19 shapes immune responses. They found that in addition to increasing levels of inflammatory cytokines, nCoV-19 may also suppress the inflammatory immune response.

April 10th: University of British Columbia: A Potential Drug to Inhibit SARS-CoV-2 Infection

An international team lead by researchers at the University of British Columbia have found that hrsACE2, a drug already tested in phase I and II clinical trials, can significantly reduce nCoV-19 infection rates in cells and engineered human tissues. The researchers also showed the nCoV-19 can infect engineered human blood vessels and engineered human kidneys, and that hrsACE2 significantly reduces the infection of these tissues as well.

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