June 1 to June 7: The Weekly Recap

Posts published by our team from June 1- June 7, 2020:

June 1, 2020: ELISAs: Science’s K9 unit

In this sidebar our author Jamie explains how ELISAs work. She goes through the science behind the technique, why the technique is important, and how it’s helping us fight COVID19

June 3, 2020: Letter From the Editor: June 2020

The monthly update from our Editor-in-Chief. Our posting schedule will be changing. We will now post on Monday and Wednesday with a weekly recap on Fridays.

June 5, 2020: Increased risk of blood vessel blockages in ICU patients with COVID-19

Rafi takes you through a study following all patients with COVID-19 that were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of two Dutch university hospitals and one teaching hospital. The researchers found a 31% rate of blood vessel obstruction related issues. This indicates that ICU patients with COVID-19 have a high risk of these events, even when they are given medicines typically used to prevent clotting. It’s important to note that while this paper highlights a risk factor for healthcare professionals to keep in mind while treating COVID-19 patients in the ICU, it is not without limitations. These limitations are discussed further in the post.

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