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Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein
In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.
Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein
Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein

In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.

In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.

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Dan Robitzski | Nov 10, 2022 | 2 min read
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