Babies Striking Back Against the Coronavirus

The paper we’re demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. This article was reviewed by Dr. Emily Bowman and Dr. Kelly Summers, two of our subject matter experts. Introducing New Diagnostic Criteria For COVID-19 Serologic tests are used to detect the body’s immune response to a viral infection by measuring the … Continue reading Babies Striking Back Against the Coronavirus

Cleaving the Basic Spike Protein

This post was reviewed by Dr. Sebastian Lequime, one of our subject matter experts. TL;DR: This group of researchers from Germany investigated the multibasic amino acid sequence in the S1/S2 cleavage site on the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2. They wanted to know how important this sequence is for cleavage and entry. They also found that … Continue reading Cleaving the Basic Spike Protein

What happened to all the ventilators?

This article was reviewed by Dr. Phil Lange, one of our subject matter experts. This research was conducted by scientists at the University of Washington, the Virginia Mason Medical Center, and the Swedish Medical Center (all in Seattle, WA). The paper we will be demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. … Continue reading What happened to all the ventilators?

Increased risk of blood vessel blockages in ICU patients with COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 infections face a variety of risks, many of which are still being studied. COVID-19 may increase the risk of developing blood clots in both veins and arteries (venous & arterial thromboembolism). This prevents regions of the body from getting proper blood flow and this is dangerous if it affects a large area or vital organs such as the heart, lungs or brain.