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AI Model Provides Accurate COVID-19 Diagnosis

Researchers at Mount Sinai have developed a unique algorithm that can rapidly detect COVID-19 based on how lung disease looks in computed tomography (CT scans) of the chest, in combination with patient information including symptoms, age, bloodwork, and possible contact with someone infected with the virus.
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Combination of Genentech’s Actemra, Gilead’s Remdesivir Enters Phase III Trial for Treatment of Severe...

The global randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial—to be called REMDACTA—will compare the safety and efficacy of Actemra plus remdesivir to placebo plus remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients receiving standard of care.
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NIH Releases Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19

The guidelines—based on published and preliminary data—are posted online at covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov and will be updated regularly as new data from peer-reviewed scientific literature and other authoritative information emerges.

NIH: COVID-19 Recovery Time Shortened by Remdesivir

The study defined recovery as being discharged from the hospital or being medically stable enough to be discharged from the hospital. The median time to recovery was 11 days for patients treated with remdesivir compared with 15 days for those who received placebo
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Research May Explain Why Men Are More Susceptible to COVID-19 Than Women

COVID-19 infects cells by binding to the ACE2 protein, found on the surface of cells in the lungs, cardiovascular system, kidneys, and in the gut. The research says the biggest predictor of high ACE2 levels is being male.

Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy Treating COVID-19 Launched by NIH

The NIAID-sponsored clinical trial is a large randomized, controlled clinical trial to determine whether hydroxychloroquine, given in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.
Microbiotica will use its precision metagenomics microbiome platform in an up-to-$534 million-plus partnership with Genentech

Ketogenic Diet Alters Gut Microbiome, Lowers Proinflammatory T Cell Levels

The researchers demonstrated that ketone bodies, which are molecular byproducts that gives the ketogenic diet its name, directly change levels of certain types of gut bacteria, which led to reduced levels of intestinal pro-inflammatory immune cells.
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Abbott to Supply UK Government with Millions of IgG Antibody Tests

Antibody testing will help provide a greater understanding of the virus, including how long antibodies stay in the body and how much of the population has been infected.
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Smoking May Exacerbate COVID-19 Infection by Increasing ACE2 Expression

Smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2—the protein that binds SARS-CoV-2. The study suggests that prolonged smoking could cause an increase of the ACE2 protein in the lungs, possibly resulting in a higher rate of morbidity in patients.
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Most Advanced UK COVID-19 Vaccine Project Data Shows Efficacy

Six vaccinated macaques and three unvaccinated controls were exposed to the virus a month after receiving one dose of the vaccine. The team saw a significantly lower number of viral particles in liquid and fluid taken from the lungs of the animals in the study that had been vaccinated compared with the controls.
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