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Scientists explore bat sarbecovirus isolation in Japan

In a recent study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers performed bat sarbecovirus isolation experiments using Rhinolophus cornutus bats from several regions in Japan that were phylogenetically situated in the same cluster of viruses related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus…

Vimentin is an important co-receptor for SARS-CoV-2 infection

A recent iScience journal study reports that cell-surface vimentin functions as a co-receptor for the entry of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) into host cells to facilitate infection. Thus, targeting vimentin may provide a unique strategy for preventing the…

What is the impact of COVID-19 and organophosphates on cardiac health?

In a recent review published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, researchers discussed the impacts of organophosphates (OP) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections on cardiovascular (CVS) health. Study: Synergistic action of organophosphates and COVID-19 on inflammation, oxidative…

Transition in the management of COVID-19

A recent Pharmacological Reports study describes current approaches to managing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive measures. Study: Recent review of COVID-19 management: diagnosis, treatment and vaccination. Image Credit: Anatta_Tan / Shutterstock.com Background The severe acute respiratory…