Highlights: Vitamin D Deficiency As A Predictor of Poor Prognosis in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19

Image by silviarita from Pixabay Research Info: 2020 Aug 9. doi: 10.1007/s40618-020-01370-xVitamin D deficiency is a highly spread condition associated with increased risk of respiratory tract infections.Cytokine storm is associated with disease severity.The goal of this research is to analyze vitamin D levels in patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19 and to determine any … Continue reading Highlights: Vitamin D Deficiency As A Predictor of Poor Prognosis in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19

Highlights: Does COVID-19 Affect Pregnancy?

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com A research was posted on August 10, 2020 about COVID-19 and pregnancy.In December 2019, a new type of coronavirus appeared and rapidly spread around the world.The new coronavirus is causing the disease COVID-19.The new coronavirus belongs to the beta-coronavirus family and was named severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 or … Continue reading Highlights: Does COVID-19 Affect Pregnancy?

Introduction to Genomic Technologies for Cancer Research

The Tumor Progression Pathway—Genomic technologies are helping researchers achieve a deeper understanding of the tumor progression pathway. Much of the research thus far has focused on the study of basic tumor biology and the identification of variants in germline DNA that influence cancer risk and susceptibility. However, there has been a shift over the past … Continue reading Introduction to Genomic Technologies for Cancer Research

Best Practices to Promote COVID-19 Recovery

Image by Silas Camargo Silão from Pixabay Hallie C. Prescott, MD, MSc; Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI - JAMA. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14103 There are limited data specific to recovery from COVID-19.Below are the practices that are recommended to enhance recovery from sepsis that are applicable to patients recovering from severe COVID-19.Patients with viral … Continue reading Best Practices to Promote COVID-19 Recovery

Highlights: What is Expected About Recovery from COVID-19

Image by Parentingupstream from Pixabay Since the discovery of COVID-19 virus on January 2020, little published data are available on long-term outcomes and recovery after severe COVID-19.Yet studies in related patient populations, such as those affected with other coronaviruses, all-cause sepsis, or general critical illness, are helpful when considering the likely outcomes of COVID-19 survivors.Studies … Continue reading Highlights: What is Expected About Recovery from COVID-19

Abstract: A Novel 3D-Printed Swab for Detecting COVID-19 Virus

Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay The objective is to design and evaluate 3D-printed nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing.A repetitive design process was used.The experiment used in vitro assessment of mock nasopharyngeal samples spiked with concentrations of gamma-irradiated COVID-19 virus.A prospective clinical study compared COVID-19 virus and human cellular material recovery by 3D-printed swabs and … Continue reading Abstract: A Novel 3D-Printed Swab for Detecting COVID-19 Virus

Highlights: Bacterial Co-Infections with COVID-19 Virus

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com August 8, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people around the world.Currently, there are no proven effective treatments for this disease.A lot of research are currently in progress to find antiviral treatment for COVID-19.Viral infections in the respiratory system make patients prone to co-infections leading to a more … Continue reading Highlights: Bacterial Co-Infections with COVID-19 Virus

Highlights: Huge Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

https://www.youtube.com/embed/93tV6-0Ugwk Lebanon’s health ministry said that at least 70 people had died and 3,700 suffered injuries in the explosions and fire that shook Beirut on Tuesday August 8, 2020.The secretary-general of the Kataeb political party, Nizar Najarian, was killed in the blast, and among those injured was Kamal Hayek, the chairman of the state-owned electricity … Continue reading Highlights: Huge Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Quick Facts: Arctic Tundra

By Hannes Grobe, AWI - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2978170 Arctic tundra is located in the northern hemisphere, encircling the north pole and extending south to the coniferous forests of the taiga.Arctic tundra contains areas of stark landscape and is frozen for much of the year.Arctic tundra average temperature is -30 to 20 degrees … Continue reading Quick Facts: Arctic Tundra