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Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus
Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  
Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus
Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus

Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  

Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  

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Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease
Abby Olena, PhD | Dec 2, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen.
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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Garners First Full Approval
Chloe Tenn | Nov 24, 2021 | 1 min read
Health Canada has given the single COVID-19 shot the official greenlight for use in people 18 and older.
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Trapped Inflammatory Molecules Contribute to Long COVID
Roni Dengler, PhD | Nov 9, 2021 | 3 min read
Microclots in blood plasma may be behind Long COVID’s chronic symptoms.
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Infographic: The Havoc SARS-CoV-2 Wreaks on the Body
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2021 | 1 min read
COVID-19 affects far more than just the lungs. Researchers are actively documenting the damage the disease causes to the heart, brain, liver, and much more.
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SARS-CoV-2’s Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2021 | 8 min read
Researchers’ painstaking examinations have begun to reveal how the virus wreaks havoc in multiple organs and tissues.
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Infographic: Pathways from Noise to Cardiovascular Damage
Thomas Münzel and Omar Hahad | Jun 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Research in mice and humans points to oxidative stress and inflammation as likely drivers of noise-induced health effects such as hypertension and heart disease.
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How Environmental Noise Harms the Cardiovascular System
Thomas Münzel and Omar Hahad | Jun 1, 2021 | 10+ min read
Sound from cars, aircraft, trains, and other man-made machines is more than just annoying. It increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Blood Clot Risk from COVID-19 Higher than After Vaccines: Study
Shawna Williams | Apr 16, 2021 | 3 min read
The chance of developing cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was nearly 10 times higher in the two weeks following a diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection than after receiving an mRNA vaccine, a data analysis finds.
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US Health Authorities Ask for Pause in J&J COVID-19 Vaccination
Kerry Grens | Apr 13, 2021 | 2 min read
The FDA and CDC are investigating a handful of reports of blood clots that occurred several days after people received the one-and-done shot.
Blood Clots a Very Rare Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine: EMA
Catherine Offord | Apr 8, 2021 | 2 min read
The European Medicines Agency emphasizes that the benefits of the jab in protecting against COVID-19 still far outweigh the risks.
The Brain on COVID-19
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 21, 2020 | 1 min read
Connecting the dots between COVID-19 and neurological disorders
Autopsies Indicate Blood Clots Are Lethal in COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2020 | 4 min read
A pathologist describes his observations from examining the bodies of those who succumbed to the coronavirus.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2020 | 7 min read
The cholesterol-lowering drugs quell inflammation and reverse endothelial tissue damage, hints that they might curb the body’s excessive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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Neutrophil Extracellular Traps May Augur Severe COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | May 28, 2020 | 6 min read
These webs of chromatin and proteins, released by immune cells to control microbial infections, could serve as a therapeutic target in coronavirus infections.
Dog Study Revives Concerns About Virus Used for Gene Therapy
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2020 | 2 min read
Canines treated with an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector showed evidence that the therapeutic DNA held within the virus can integrate into the host genome, risking the activation of oncogenes.
Image of the Day: Leprosy Lesion
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 23, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers identify two blood-clotting proteins that could be biomarkers for cardiovascular reactions in patients with leprosy.
Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
The Scientist Staff | Aug 8, 2017 | 1 min read
A failing heart is easily distinguished from a healthy one by numerous tell-tale signs, including its slender, stretched-out walls, increased size, and pooled blood clots.
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