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Coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can produce more than three times as many pathogens than Sars strain, HKU study reveals

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can produce more than three times the amount of pathogens than the strain that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2003, although patients may display less inflammatory and immune responses, a study has found.The finding from the research, led by prominent Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, is the first of its kind based on tests conducted on lung tissue removed from Covid-19 patients. The results underlined the virality of…

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Experimental coronavirus treatment remdesivir shows promise in study where two thirds of patients improved

Two thirds of seriously ill Covid-19 patients saw their condition improve after receiving the experimental drug remdesivir, according to a study sponsored by its developer Gilead Sciences.The drug was originally developed to treat diseases such as Ebola and has since been found to have antiviral qualities.In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Saturday, Gilead Science said clinical trials had been carried out among 53 patients.“We cannot draw definitive conclusions from…

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The Loneliness of the “Social Distancer” Triggers Brain Cravings Akin to Hunger

A study on isolation’s neural underpinnings implies many may feel literally “starved” for contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Cats Can Get Coronavirus, Study Suggests–But Pet Owners Need Not Panic

Scientists say it is unclear whether felines can spread the virus to people

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NASA’s Next Solar Mission Will Use Six Spacecraft to Make One Giant Telescope

Launching no earlier than July 2023, the SunRISE mission will study the origins of solar storms

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