Tears fill Ephraim Osinboyejo’s eyes as he recalls the idealism that drove thousands of Nigerians like him into the streets to campaign against police brutality — and the night he saw young activists gunned down.
A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. The discovery, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, was made using heart muscle cells that were produced by stem cell technology.
According to a new study by the University of Canterbury (UC), measuring white blood cell generated antioxidant chemicals is essential to monitor inflammation and free radical damage during diseases such as heart disease or SARS.
A compound that effectively inhibits an enzyme crucial to the viruses that cause Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has been identified by University of Illinois, Chicago scientists.