Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
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.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?

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.

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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Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Shawna Williams | Apr 21, 2020
Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2020
By studying influenza in mice and cells, researchers identify a glucose metabolism pathway critical to the dysregulated immune response that kills many infectious disease patients, including those with COVID-19.
Scientists Criticize Mouse Study of New Alzheimer’s Drug
Scientists Criticize Mouse Study of New Alzheimer’s Drug
Emily Makowski | Nov 13, 2019
Oligomannate, recently approved in China, is being met with some skepticism from researchers.
Image of the Day: Resilient Lung Cells
Image of the Day: Resilient Lung Cells
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 1, 2019
A specific type of lung cell withstands flu infection by doubling down on DNA repair.
Drug for Still’s Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Drug for Still’s Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Catherine Offord | Oct 16, 2017
At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling. 
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2016
Instructor, Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Age: 38
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2016
In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 
Next Generation: Designer Cells Treat Psoriasis
Next Generation: Designer Cells Treat Psoriasis
Karen Zusi | Dec 16, 2015
Engineered cells detect early biomarkers of a psoriasis flare-up in mice and release compounds to soothe or prevent the skin reaction.