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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AI Learns from Lung CT Scans to Diagnose COVID-19
AI Learns from Lung CT Scans to Diagnose COVID-19
Claire Jarvis | Jun 10, 2020
Lesions in the lungs of patients with pneumonia caused by a SARS-CoV-2 infection are distinct from those caused by bacteria.
Image of the Day: Defective Cilia
Image of the Day: Defective Cilia
Amy Schleunes | Apr 7, 2020
Super-resolution imaging identifies abnormalities in the hair-like protrusions on a cell’s surface and may help facilitate earlier detection of primary ciliary dyskinesia.
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Ashley Yeager | Apr 2, 2020
There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2020
Through his studies on cancer-causing viruses, the University of California, Los Angeles, professor has helped develop lifesaving treatments.
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Amy Schleunes | Feb 28, 2020
Unable to break through the water’s surface, tadpoles have a unique workaround for breathing air.
Vapers Reported Adverse Health Effects Online for Years: Study
Vapers Reported Adverse Health Effects Online for Years: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jan 7, 2020
Researchers mined an electronic cigarette users’ online discussion forum and found reports of headaches, coughing, itching, and throat pain.
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2019
The low-carb, high-fat diet increases the presence of gamma-delta T cells in the animals’ lungs, improving a mucus barrier against the virus.
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 5, 2019
In light of recent reports of electronic-cigarette–related illness and death, UNC Chapel Hill professor Robert Tarran discusses the dangerous effects of e-liquids on the lungs.
Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Emma Yasinski | Sep 3, 2019
Firefighters who didn’t develop obstructive airway disease after the World Trade Center attacks had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other factors that hint at possible protective effects of diet.